I am excited to be the music teacher at Malala Yousafzai Elementary School! The 2020-2021 school year is my eighteenth year in Fort Bend ISD. A native Houstonian, I returned to Houston after working for nine years at the American International School of Budapest, Hungary. Before going abroad, I taught elementary music in CyFair and in northern Virginia. My credentials include a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University and a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University. I have also completed graduate courses in Education through Lehigh University.
I enjoy playing the oboe and English horn, and have played both professionally. I currently volunteer as principal oboist in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Sugar Land Winds. In my spare time, I love to travel and see other parts of the world. I have been fortunate to visit other countries and learn about many different cultures during the time I lived overseas. Every summer I spend a month in Europe working for an international education program for teachers and administrators in overseas schools. Some of my other interests include running and spending time with my husband and our three small dogs.
I look forward to teaching the students of Malala Elementary the joys of music.