Hello! Wonderful to have you here! Starting in the Fall of 2020, this will be my 6th year of teaching. I began teaching right here at Baines MS in 2015 after graduating from the University of Houston. I'm currently the director of the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and teach the flute, double reed, clarinet, saxophone beginner band classes.
I received a bachelors degree in music education and studied clarinet under Randall Griffin at the University of Houston. I had the privilege of performing with the Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Bertman. As a member of the band program, I also marched in the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band and served as the saxophone section leader for 3 seasons. I discovered my passion for singing during my time at UH and sang in the University Men’s Chorus, Man Choir, and Man Corps under the direction of Dr. Jeb Mueller.
I'm also a proud member of the Houston Symphony Chorus which is under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber. While in the HSC, I have had the privilege of performing with the outstanding musicians in the Houston Symphony while under the baton of many prestigious conductors. My favorite memory was the summer of 2017, where I sang with the Houston Symphony Chorus as they toured in the Czech Republic performing with the Prague Symphony as well as at the Litomysl Music Festival.
I just recently completed all of my coursework associated with my Masters in Music Education at the University of Michigan studying with Colleen Conway and Kate Fitzpatrick. My research focused on cultural identity and culturally responsive teaching. I felt so fortunate and blessed to attend my dream school while being able to teach my wonderful students full time at Baines. My professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association.