Welcome to Music!
Let's Create, Perform and Respond
There's no place like home, and Munson is where my heart is. Beginning this year, I have the great joy and privilege of teaching our kindergarten, first and second grade students music. I am so excited to share my love of music, the arts and learning with Munson kiddos!!! In class, students will know that they are safe, they are loved, they are important, and they are learning partners as we create, perform and respond together to the world around us. Additionally, each week I'll enjoy some extra time with my school family group: the Red Huddle Team, where we'll have the opportunity to build relationships, practice social skills and impact our world.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Kansas State University, my Master's Degree in Elementary Education at Friends University, my Library Media Science endorsement through Wichita State University, and my Educational Leadership endorsement through Baker University. I taught for nine years in the Derby school district at El Paso, Derby Hills and Carlton Learning Center as a kindergarten, second and third grade teacher. I've had the pleasure of working with Mulvane Parents as Teachers for fifteen years, first as a parent educator and then as the program coordinator. During that time, I also taught at Munson in the library for thirteen years. I've served as principal for two years at Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Center in Dodge City and the past two years at Munson Primary School.
If I'm not doing what I love at school, then I'm probably with my husband, Bruce. We love spending time with our four grown sons (Abraham, Caleb, Elijah & Noah), three daughters-in-love (Lindsay, Miranda & Keaton), one dog (Kadee), seven granddogs (Atticus, Harper, Scout, Dahlia, Rader, Bailey & Riley) and our first grandchild, Lukas. If we're not enjoying family time with them in Mulvane, then we're on our way to see them in Dodge City, St. Louis or Dallas.
I'm so thankful to live in Mulvane and to be a part of Team Munson. I look forward to sharing the love of music and the arts with Munson kiddos and their families.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My e-address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my school phone number is 316-777-0151, ext. 1201.
Learning, laughing, caring, sharing as we grow together