I have served as an orchestra director at Fort Settlement MS since the fall of 2006. I received a Bachelors of Music with Teachers Certification from the University of Houston with Membership in the Honors College and hold a Masters Degree in Music with a conducting specialization from Colorado State University. I have taught in the Spring Branch Independent School District and was on staff with the University of Houston Moores School of Music's Preparatory and Continuing Studies Department as the Suzuki Strings Program Coordinator. My teaching influences include: Dr. Laurie Scott, Mr. William Dick, Mr. Andrzej Grabiec, and Maestros Franz Kraeger, Dr. Rebecca Phillips, and Wes Kenney.
I am a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Suzuki Association of the Americas, and I currently serve as an orchestra committee member for the Texas UIL Strings Orchestra Prescribed Music List. I am a member of Mu Omicron, a peer nominated honors society of orchestra directors. I worked as a conductor and clinician with the Greater Houston Youth Orchestra and a section coach with the Houston Youth Symphony, one of the largest non-profit youth symphonies in the United States. In 2019, I was honored with the Music Educator Award by the Houston Symphony and the Spec's Charitable Foundation.
My husband, Forrest Peugnet, and I are proud parents to three girls. When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing music, practicing, backpacking, hiking, camping, reading, archery, calligraphy, and playing board/video games with my family and friends.