I am currently the 5th grade band instrumental music teacher. I have been with the Butler Area School District for 15 years. I received my associates degree at Butler County Community College then transfered to Slippery Rock University where I received my Bachelors of Music degree in 2003. I am an associate marching band director in the Laurel Highlands School District. I am the principal oboist in the Harrisville Community Band and perform in several high school pit orchestras for spring musicals. I am married 38 years and have 3 wonderful children and 3 grandchildren. My passion is to teach children the love of music and develop an appreciation of the fine arts.