Hi Welcome to my class website. Let me tell you about myself:
I grew up in Boise Idaho. I went to Boise High School, which is very similar to Topeka High School. It is the downtown school near the state capitol. In high school one of my teachers asked me to teach a lesson for the class. At that moment, I knew that teaching would be my life's work passion!
I attended Boise State University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I also earned a Master's Degree in Music Education from The University of Idaho.
My family lives in Auburn on our family farm. We have one college age daughter ( Washburn University) and one son who will finish high school this year.
My husband RJ and I enjoy our farm in Auburn! We raise poultry, We have about 60-70 laying hens and we just started raising goats. I have a nanny and 2 cute little kids!! I named my chickens after all my choir girls! It really is a compliment! Love my girls, love my chickens!
I have taught music in the states of Idaho, Oregon and California. I also earned added authorizations in Language Arts and Elementary Multiple Subjects and have experience teaching in those content areas. In 2007, we moved from Sacramento (where my husband was stationed in the Air Force) back to sunny Kansas! We returned here to be closer to family.
I love teaching Music and Language Arts so I have the perfect teaching assignment here at Topeka High! This year I teach 3 sections of iLit, English 10 and The Chansonettes Choir.
I am looking forward to a great year helping my students enjoy reading lots of great stories and teaching my choir some fabulous tunes so they can perform for the community!
I wish I were better at building websites, this is a new learning curve for me, but I will do my best! I can't get the picture of my chickens to turn the right way!!! Maybe one of my students will help me.
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Enjoy your high school children! They will too soon be grown!
Thanks and have a great year!