Music / Choir, Department Chair
Allen Faculty Member since 2015
- B.M. in Music Therapy, Sam Houston State University
- EC-12 Music Educator Certified
What do you love about Allen? Freedom is the word that comes to mind. Students are free to be unique and develop their passions and interests, and teachers are free to teach in a way that encourages and develops each and every student.
Other hats you wear or have worn at Allen or previous schools:
- Fine Arts Department Chair
What are you passionate about? I love people. I love helping them and learning about them as much as I can. I have also found music to be the universal language that has helped me connect to many people in my life. When I combine these two passions is when I feel most fulfilled. I also am hopelessly in love with animals- sometimes to a fault!
Interesting Facts about you: I spent many years pursuing and working in the world of music therapy with special needs children. I rode horses every spare moment growing up and long to get back it someday. In my house we have two adults, two children, two dogs, and two cats.
Favorite book? I must confess that reading is a guilty pleasure for me. My true favorites are series such as Hunger Games, Outlander, and Twilight.
Favorite quote? “Music makes the people come together.” Madonna
What causes are close to your heart? Foster care and adoption