I am currently in my seventeenth year teaching and have spent the past 14 years at Fort Settlement Middle School in Fort Bend I.S.D. For twelve years I have served as the Assistant Band Director at FSMS and am now starting my second year as the Head Band Director. Preceding my current teaching position, I was an Assistant Band Director at Dulles Middle School in Fort Bend I.S.D. from 2005-2007 and taught elementary music at Oyster Creek Elementary also in Fort Bend I.S.D. Both the Dulles Middle School Symphonic Band and the Fort Settlement Middle School Symphonic Band have consistently received First Division ratings from the University Interscholastic League in both the Concert and Sight Reading portions of the contest. The Fort Settlement Middle School Symphonic Band was also chosen “Best in Class” in 2010, 2014 and in 2017 and “Runner Up” in 2013 and in 2015 at the Festival at the Falls Contest. The Symphonic Band was also recently chosen as "Best in Class" at the Tompkins Falcon Festival in 2019.
I am proud to be a native of Sugar Land, Texas and to be a product of Fort Bend Independent School District. I graduated from Kempner High School and later completed my student teaching in Fort Bend I.S.D. at Fort Settlement Middle School and Clements High School. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. While attending SHSU, I was also invited membership into Golden Key Honor Society, Alpha Chi an honor society limited to the top ten percent of juniors and seniors, and Pi Kappa Lambda-a national music honor society. My professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Band Masters Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. I reside in Richmond, Texas with my loving and supportive husband Kyle, who is the Head Band Director at Sugar Land Middle School, and our two children, Braeden and Leila.