Passionate, dedicated educator seeking a position teaching in a public school setting which fosters lifelong learning and twenty-first century skills.
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Masters of Science
Jun 2009 - May 2012
Applied Associates of Science
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Bachelors of Music
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Advanced Regents Diploma
Jan 2015 - Dec 2020
Initial Teaching Certification in Technology PreK-12
New York State
Sep 2013 - Aug 2018
Initial Teaching Certification in Business and Marketing PreK-12
New York State
Sep 2011 - Aug 2016
Initial Teaching Certification in Music PreK-12
New York State
Jun 2011 - Present
Long Term Music Substitute (October 2013-November 2013)
Taught K-5 general classes, recorder group, & chorus
Long Term Music Substitute (August 2011- December 2011)
Taught K-5 general music, advanced band, & chorus
Aug 2012 - Present
- I teach individual music lessons on all brass, woodwind, strings, & percussion instruments.
- I sucessfully prepare students for auditions, NYSSMA festivals, and recitals.
- I hold an annual recital to showcase student's talents and achievements.
Mar 2014 - May 2014
Long Term Music Substitute (March 2014- May 2014)
Taught recorder classes, 4th grade band, 5th-6th grade band, 7th-12th grade band, individual music lessons, &small group music lessons
Color Guard Instructor
Microsoft Office Skills
* SUNY Albany Honor Graduate
* CMENC NYSSMA Winter Conference Scholar
* President's List/ Dean's List, Houghton College
* President's List/ Dean's List, Corning Community College
* Ethel Boyce Johnson Music Scholarship
* Houghton College Academic Scholarship
* Houghton College Music Performance Scholarship
* Double Honor Thespian, Corning-Painted Post Masterworks
I chose to be a music teacher because of music’s unique ability to challenge emotional expression and creativity. It gives individuals a sense of belonging as they are acknowledged for their skills and accepted as a member of a group. Music is a craft which isn’t confined by age but can be enjoyed by playing, singing, or listening during all stages of life. As such an intricate part of our society, music deserves formal instruction in a classroom setting. In my classroom, students will use a hands-on curriculum to discover these rewards. As the teacher, I will guide students to learn to enjoy and appreciate music through their active participation so that they may understand and interact in our musical culture.
As a teacher, it is my life goal to influence the lives of the next generation so that they not only become educated in music but learn how to interact and succeed in modern society. I care not only about their academic endeavors, but their ability to mature into moral, caring, and respected individuals with problem solving skills they may transfer to future ventures. I understand that my own personal devotion and hard work is needed for me to receive the education and experience necessary to excel at this work. By attending University of Albany’s online graduate degree for Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, I have gained more knowledge about the educational field to better prepare me for future teaching. As a lifelong learner, I will constantly rethink my teaching methods in order to give my student’s the most valuable education possible.
My credential file is available upon request from:
One Williard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744