I've had the joy of teaching Elementary music and movement as an Orff-Schulwerk specialist for over 35 years. I began my career in Douglas County - teaching in 3 different Elementary Schools (Plum Creek, Larkspur and South Ridge) for 20+ years, before moving to New York in 2002 to marry my husband, Julius. While I was there, I taught at Trevor Day School, a private school in Manhattan for 11 years. I returned to Douglas County for the start of the 2013 school year in order to be closer to my grandchildren, who seem to just be growing up too fast.
I have two grown children. My son teaches Middle School Social Studies, Language Arts and Tech and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and 3 children - ages 5, 3 and 1. My daughter and her husband live in the Springs, too. They have 2 children - ages 3 years and 6 months. My step-son is currently living with us. It's great to be living so close to all of them.
My husband, Julius, and I enjoy hanging out, making music and cooking together. We are a couple of foodie musicians. We also like to travel.
In addition to teaching Elementary music, I teach adults in the summer in various Orff Schulwerk Music and Movement Teacher Education courses. I serve on the Executive Board of The American Orff-Schulwerk Association as Recording Secretary and I'm active in our district music work and the local Orff chapter. I also direct the choir at our church.