Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Instrumental Performance B.M.E. in Music Education M.M. in Instrumental Pedagogy Certifications: All-Level Music (Grades PK-12) Specialized Certifications: Kodaly Certification, Texas State University 2008 Orff Certification, Trinity University 2015
Hello! I am the full time elementary music specialist at Huebner Elementary School. I also serve as the Lead Elementary Music Coordinator for NEISD. In this role, I work with the NEISD Fine Arts office to facilitate mentorship, professional development, relationships, and equipment needs of the elementary music teachers. I am the Director of the Preparatory Choir (ages 5-6) and the Prelude Choir (ages 7-8) for the Children's Chorus of San Antonio.I also teach workshops to other music teachers on the Kodály method of teachingin Texas and across the nation. I am the Southern Division I Representative of my national organization, OAKE and serve as co-chair of the OAKE membership committee. I also teach Folksong Analysis and Research in the Kodály certification programs at Midwestern State University and the Rio Grande Valley in the summer.
I have two children, Mateo (7th grader at Tejeda MS) and Ciela (4th grader at Roan Forest ES).
Awards and Recognitions:
PTA Lifetime Membership Award 2018
NEEF grant recipiant 2015
Trinity Prize for Excellence in Education Campus Nominee 2015
HEB grant recipient 2008
OAKE national conference 2019, 2017, 2015
TMEA state conference 2017, 2016, 2010
OKE (Oklahoma), KET and KEWT chapter workshops in San Antonio, Austin, Lubbock and Houston areas
School district presentations: Northeast ISD, Austin ISD, Elgin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Manor ISD, New Braunfels ISD, La Joya ISD, Humble ISD, Hays ISD, Jefferson County in Birmingham, AL