To work with children and youth in a music and arts educational setting, and to encourage growth in an enthusiastic yet challenging environment.


September 2001 – May 2005; Bachelor of Arts Hope College

Major: Instrumental Music Education, K-12 Endorsement Holland, MI

June 2005; Kodaly Level I University of St. Thomas

Instructors: Jill Trinka, Leigh Anne Mock-Garner, Carol Brown St. Paul, MN

June 2008; Responsive Classroom Level I Origins Chapter MN

Classroom Management K-5 Instruction St. Paul, MN

June 2010 – Present; Master of Arts in Music Education University of St. Thomas

Degree Concentration: Kodaly St. Paul, MN

Summers only graduate program. Coursework will be completed in 2012

July 2010; Dalcroze Level I University of St. Thomas

Instructors: Cynthia Lilley, and Kathy Thomsen St. Paul, MN

August 2010; Orff-Schulwerk Level I University of St. Thomas

Instructors: Cindy Hall, Jo Ella Hug, Mona Mann Jacque Schrader and Michael Chandler St. Paul, MN

June 2011; Kodaly Level II University of St. Thomas

Instructors: Dr. Angela Broeker, Carol Brown, Rita Klinger, Daniel LeJeune St. Paul, MN

Professional Experiences

General Music Teacher August 2009 – August 2011
Noble Academy, Minneapolis, MN

♫    Designed and implemented curriculum and music program for Kindergarten – 8th grade in a Hmong ESL charter school.

♫    Include vocal and instrumental music with movement in lessons.  Instrumental music includes recorder, Orff instruments, and guitars.

♫    Led afterschool literacy program for 3rd – 8th grades.

♫    Chaired Responsive Classroom committee.

Swing Dance and Lindy Hop Instructor 2006 – Present

Atlanta, GA and Minneapolis MN

♫    Competed, performed and taught lessons for Lindy Hop and Jazz dance.

General Music Teacher and Choir Director August 2005 – August 2007
HOPE Community Academy, St. Paul, MN

♫    Designed and implemented curriculum and lesson plans for Kindergarten – 8th grade in a Hmong-English bilingual charter school.

♫    Incorporated Kodaly and music theory skills into the general music classroom and choir.

♫    Interacted with multicultural curriculum

♫    Co-wrote a bilingual multicultural holiday musical and song for choir.

Student Teacher – General music and Band February 2005 – May 2005
New Gronigan Elementary and Cityside Middle School, Zeeland, MI

♫    Taught Kindergarten – 5th grade general music with cooperating teacher Gail Perna.

♫    Directed middle school band and led performances with cooperating teacher Judy Meyer

♫    Implemented state standards in lesson planning.

Professional Organizations

Member of Organization of American Kodály Educators

♫    Attended various conferences and workshops

National Association for Music Educators (MENC)

♫    Hope College MENC chapter secretary (2002 – 2003)

♫    Hope College MENC chapter Vice President (2003 – 2004)

♫    Hope College MENC chapter President (2004 – 2005)

♫    Coordinator of events (2004 – 2005)


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