- Ohio State UniversityB.M.E, 1974 - 1978
- Northeastern Illinois UniversityMaster of Arts in Music Education, 1983 - 1987
I recently retired from teaching music using performance and technology grades fourth through eighth at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield, Illinois.
Apple Distinguished Educator ‘09, Golden Apple Award Winner ‘08, Google Teacher Academy – Chicago ‘08, Larry Stilgebauer ‘Explemary” award with Brenda Muench, TechLearning “Leader of the Year 2007 – Finalist,” “Star Educator” from Discovery Education, and the “Mary Hoffman” award from IMEA in January of 2008 (Music Teacher of the Year), Larry Stilgebauer ‘Explemary” award and Illinois Art Education’s Distinguished Service to Art.” Traveled to Japan on a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund teacher scholarship in October 2006,
I have published articles for TI:ME and ICE and she presented at MENC, NECC, IMEA, MMEA, OMEA, TI:ME, IL-TCE, ICE, Midwest Band Clinic. MMEA, WMEA, and IETA.
- Golden Apple FoundationConsultant, 2012 - 2014
- Sunset Ridge School District #29Music Teacher, 1987 - 2011
- Aptakisic-Tripp School District #102Music Teacher, 1978 - 1987
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