While completing coursework at the University of Florida, I was an instructor of record for a foundations of music education course, secondary instrument strings methods courses, and a course that taught elementary education majors to successfully integrate music into their classrooms. My cognate while working on my PhD was in special education in order to help fill the gap between research-based practices in special education and music education.
Prior to beginning my PhD at the University of Florida, I was an elementary itinerant instrumental music teacher in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to my school responsibilities, I was a clinician with middle and high school ensembles, a woodwind lesson instructor, and a performer across the Northern Virginia and metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
I graduated with my PhD in Music Education from the University of Florida in 2021. I have previously since taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music education at the University of Florida and Shenandoah University.