Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Education
As an educator, my role is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. It is important for learning to take place in such an environment so that students are not only free to be themselves, but free to make mistakes. This way, mistakes happen in a safe, forgiving environment where students can learn from them before they have to learn those lessons in the real world.
My role as a music educator is to facilitate learning and prepare students to be productive members of society. Through music, I will engage students in activities that require them to be creative, disciplined, flexible, and work cooperatively with others. I must also help them explore the emotions that various songs or types of music brings them and help them learn to articulate what they feel and why. Lastly, my role is to educate students about other cultures so that they learn to see the world through another’s eyes and can appreciate other ways of thinking and living.