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Subjects Taught
Music

Education

I have been studying music since elementary school when I started playing the tenor saxophone in the fifth grade band. From there I eventually graduated from Iuka High School, Mississippi State University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I also did post-graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I have attended many workshops and conferences in an effort to continue learning but the greatest lesson I have learned is...Music should be fun! So in my classes we sing, we dance, we play recorders, we play Orff instruments, we play ukuleles, and we play percussion. Come to music ready to have fun and learn how to be a musician!



Experience

My musical experience includes 34 years as a church choir director. During this time I also taught at Northwest Mississippi Community College and Blue Mountain College. My public school experience includes 1 year at Shadow Oaks Elementary and I am in my 7th year at Oak Grove Central Elementary.



Bio

I was blessed to grow up in a small town, Iuka MS. My hometown was very similar to Hernando-everyone knew everyone else. I left town in 1972 for college and have never looked back. I married, had two daughters, and now have 3 grandchildren (with another one on the way) who are the joy of my life!

I love teaching music, singing in choirs, and woodworking. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and enjoy reading, learning, and engaging in new experiences.

Being around and teaching elementary students keeps me young at heart. It is always fun and rewarding!