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Passionate, dedicated educator seeking a position teaching in a public school setting which fosters lifelong learning and twenty-first century skills.


Aug 2012May 2014

Masters of Science

SUNY Albany

GPA: 4.00/4.00


Jan 2015Dec 2020

Initial Teaching Certification in Technology PreK-12

New York State
Sep 2013Aug 2018

Initial Teaching Certification in Business and Marketing PreK-12

New York State
Sep 2011Aug 2016

Initial Teaching Certification in Music PreK-12

New York State

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Substitute Teacher

Corning-Painted Post School District

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 2012Present

Music Teacher

Marich Music
  • 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 2014May 2014

Substitute Teacher

Bradford Central School District

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

An Interview with Miss Swett

Lesson Plan Examples

Course Design Examples


Color Guard Instructor
I coach the color guard & winter guard in the Corning-Painted Post School District.  Students are trained to perform on various equipment including 5-1/2' / 6' flags, swing flags, rifles, air blades, and poms. I have thirteen years of dance training from 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, New York which has prepared me for this position.
SMART Technologies
I have experience and knowledge of SMART technologies including SMARTboard, ELMO projector, and SMART Music.
Music Software
I have experience working with music notation software including Finale, Sibelius, and Garage Band.   I have used Media Coder and Audacity to complete musical recordings.
Microsoft Office Skills
I have extensive experience , training, and coursework in all areas of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Awards and Honors

* 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

Educational Philosophy

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. 

Credential File

My credential file is available upon request from:

Houghton College

One Williard Avenue

Houghton, NY 14744