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Work experience

Mar 2009Jul 2011

Voice Teacher

SNJ Studio
  • Teach voice lessons to multi-age students
  • Emphasize, instruct, and model proper vocal technique
  • Build students’ vocal repertoires with classical, jazz, standard, and Broadway literature
  • Prepare students for auditions and support musical exploration
Aug 2009May 2011

K-5 Vocal Music Teacher

Millard Public Schools
  • Teach vocal music objectives to 440 students, Kindergarten through Grade 5
  • Incorporate Orff-Schulwerk techniques, World Music Drumming strategies, and technology to transform learning
  • Direct 4th & 5th Grade Choir
  • Evaluate students’ musical aptitudes and improvement in tuneful singing, playing instruments, knowledge of musical and rhythmic concepts
  • Member of Grace Abbott Strategic Planning Group- Communications Action Team
  • Member of District Music Professional Learning Community and District Curriculum Cycle Planning Team
Aug 2001Aug 2009

Technology Staff Developer

Educational Service Unit #3/Millard Public Schools
  • Created, planned, developed, and coordinated staff development opportunities to support Millard Public Schools strategic plan, district initiatives, and building/individual requests
    • 21st Century Learning and Instruction
    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Millard Instructional Model
    • Grading Philosophy discussions
  • Trained technology staff development offerings and in-services
  • Supervised and mentored staff development instructors
  • Collaborated with Millard Public Schools specialists, general educators, and curriculum facilitators
  • Contributed to Millard Public Schools Strategic Plan as member of the Character Traits Action Team


Sep 2004Present

Master of Music

University of Nebraska at Omaha


Ethical Communication in the Professional Setting -  lead presenter, multiple sessions for Millard Public Schools, Missouri Valley Personnel Administrators, and Nebraska Association of Personnel Administrators  - 2007-09

Social Networking for the Blissfully Unaware -  lead presenter, Omaha Rotary, Millard Rotary, Millard Public Schools and multiple community organizations, 2008-09; Nebraska Educational Technology Association Conference, Omaha, NE April 2009

Transforming Personal Learning Networks through Web 2.0 - co-presenter, Midwest Education Technology Conference, St. Charles, Missouri January 2009

Bringing the World to Your Music Classroom Through Drumming and Technology - co-presenter- Millard Public Schools, January 2011

Creating Connections Through Arts Education -  co-presenter, Educon 2. 3, Philadelphia, PA, January 2011

Developing a Personal Learning Network: What is a PLN? - co-presenter, EdcampOmaha, Omaha, NE March 2011

Authentic Learning Experiences for 21st Century Learners -  co-presenter, EdcampOmaha, Omaha, NE March 2011

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve- co-presenter, Nebraska Educational Technology Association Conference, Omaha, NE April 2011

Social Media, PLNs, and Professional Development - conversation facilitator-Nebraska Educational Technology Association Conference, Omaha, NE April 2011

Music and Tech: Harmony in the Making - panel member, International Society for Technology in Education conference, Philadelphia, PA June 2011


World Music Drumming Level I

World Music Drumming/Will Schmid, VanderCook College of Music

Orff Level I

American Orff-Schulwerk Association