“Music is what sounds feel like” (Georgia Cates) and that is obvious when you enter my classroom in Kitscoty. I have always been passionate about how music can express emotions and how it is more than just having your fingers in the right place at the right time. Your job is to tell a story, or elicit a response from your audience.
I grew up in Williams Lake, BC and started my journey with music in choir and recorders in elementary school, and then progressing on to play the clarinet in junior and senior high school. The band room was a place where I could be me, and everyone worked together as a community to achieve something great. It led me to take a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education at the U of A and eventually settle in Vermilion and begin teaching here in Kitscoty in 2007. My passion to try new things has allowed me to explore teaching Digital Media (Design/Photography/Videography/Animation), Trades & Apprenticeship Math, and occasionally Robotics. I have also spent time organizing District International Band Trips to places such as Italy, England, France, Costa Rica, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain to name a few.
I have a wonderful family, which includes my husband and two daughters, that spend as much time outdoors as possible. We can often be found golfing, biking (yes - even in the snow), kayaking, running, or cross-country skiing depending on the weather.
Please don’t be shy and reach out to say hello!