I am an Oklahoma State Department certified teacher, with an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Kansas State University and a Master's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. I am currently working toward the Master in Education degree (Educational Technology) with Oklahoma State University. I have five years of secondary level teaching experience in Kansas, and eight years of experience designing and teaching secondary instrumental and general/technology/worship arts music courses in Oklahoma. Healthy arts programs facilitating rich and varied student opportunities strengthen who we are as a community of human beings. There is much to celebrate in current and historical music education, and I value being part of a community of innovation which supports its continued growth and facilitates increased societal awareness of its relevance.