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“When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that makes it good or bad.” Miles Davis

Masters Degree: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education; University of Colorado at Denver
Bachelor of Science: Anthropology; University of Colorado at Boulder
Graduated: May 2004
Other degrees: Post BA Licensure in Social Studies Education for the University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2006
Colorado Dept. Education
• K-12 Music
• K-12 Spanish Language
• Secondary English
• Secondary Social Studies

Life Before Thomas Jefferson High School

I grew up in Southeastern Ohio where I started playing music in my church at a very young age. I started making recording projects on an old Tascam 8 track tape recorder that my buddies and I bought second hand when we were about 15 years old. From there, my interest in the recording arts and audio production was born! I went on to study radio broadcasting in high school (where I hosted the morning show and did the color commentary for our high school boy’s basketball team) and eventually to Middle Tennessee State University to study sound engineering in the Recording Industry program. After some soul searching, I decided to make the move to Boulder where I enrolled in the University and became deeply involved in the local music scene while studying Spanish and Latin American Anthropology. After finishing my student teaching and licensure program I headed to the city of Oaxaca, Mexico to teach. When I decided to come back to Colorado, I applied for a job as a Spanish teacher at TJ on a whim. After five years at TJ I made the transition to the Denver School of the Arts, where I taught for eight years. Now, I am back at TJ combining my passion for music and audio recording/production with my background in the arts and culturally and linguistically diverse education. It’s a perfect fit and I have never felt more at home in a job than I do in this one!