I have always lived in the greater Birmingham area, and am grateful for the opportunity to invest in the city I
love and call home. I graduated from Samford University with a degree in Music Education in 2014, with voice
as my instrument. I have been the music teacher at Sun Valley Elementary since 2015.
I was fortunate enough to have an exceptional music teacher in elementary school. I had been in children’s
choir at church, but she really sparked my passion for music and encouraged it. Ever since then I wanted to be
just like her. I love teaching because I enjoy investing in people, especially children. I labor to show them love
and guide them toward the person they could be. In the classroom, I strive to show them the value of music
and hopefully spark a passion within them for it. I want to help my students master the basics so they can get
the most out of music, whether it is a career in music or singing along with the radio. Music is something that
speaks to the soul when words cannot, and impacting the life of a child is one of the most important things
any one person can do. That is why I do what I do.
Our 5th grade students worked in groups to create their own music videos. Those videos are in the Music Video
Videos from previous years can also be found on the Sun Valley Elementary Youtube page.
The videos are not accessible to the public, but anyone with the link can view them.