I was born in Chicago, IL. My family was not musical at all, but I always loved playing the piano and choral singing, which I did through high school and college. My first time through college, I studied Human Biology; my second time around, I studied Music Education. I started at Newton in 2000 and here I am! I also taught for 14 years at Childrens' Music Academy.
I have two children: Christopher (aka Topher), 29, who is married to Stephanie, and they presented me with my first grandchild, Drake, in July of 2010; and Alyse, 26, who lives and works in northern Virginia.
In my spare time, when I can find some, I love spending time with my family and grandson.
Years Teaching: 17
Years at Newton:13
Bachelor of Music Education, Choral Emphasis - , Metropolitan State University of Denver, Summa cum Laude
Masters in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA: Curriculum & Instruction in Integrated Arts; Emphasis in Music & the Brain