1984-Trenton (MO) High School, Salutatorian
1989-University of Kansas
1991-Pittsburg State University
2015-Newman University, Outstanding Graduate Achievement
KU-Bachelor of Music Education in Music Therapy
PSU-elementary education certification
NU-Master of Science in Education, Curriculum & Instruction-English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching License and Endorsements
Elementary Education (K-9)
English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)-in progress
Kansas Music Educators Association Inservice-Workshop (annually)
33 graduate credits in earning a Master of Science in Education degree (January 2014-May 2015)
District and building professional development
I have been teaching elementary music at Wheatland since its inception in August 2008 and have been with the Andover Public Schools since August 2001.
Previous teaching assignments in Andover include two years as the fulltime music teacher at Meadowlark (August 2006-May 2008), four years with my assignment split between Meadowlark and Robert M. Martin (August 2002-May 2006), and one year split between Meadowlark and Andover Central Middle School where I taught one section of eighth grade social studies and the sixth grade vocal music classes (August 2001-May 2002).
Prior to moving to Andover, I taught elementary music in the Hutchinson school district at Wiley Elementary for three years.
My most unconventional professional experience involved teaching Adult Literacy and GED for a year at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Ray Linville, AHS band director, and I were married in 1987.
We have one daughter, Bethany who teaches elementary music in the Topeka Public Schools. She is a 2009 graduate of Andover High School and 2014 graduate of The University of Kansas.
Sadly, we lost our beloved shih tzu, Minuet, last August after 16 loving years.
In the time I spend outside of school I:
--go to Planet Fitness where I read for pleasure while I take on the elliptical machine
--spend time with family (including vacationing, movies, concerts, hiking, and sporting events-especially KU
--attend concerts (most recent and magnificent was Harry Connick Jr at the Stifel Theater in Salina)
--attend worship at Chapel Hill UMC and lead music for the worship service for Church of the Resurrection
Charismatic Episcopal Church. This offers the opportunity to arrange and compose original music.