I love being a music teacher
I’ve been a teacher with VBCPS for 20 years. I started out as a third-grade teacher for six years and then became an elementary music teacher. I’ve been at Kempsville for 18 of my teaching years and consider it my home away from home. I love being a music teacher because I get to work with every child in our school and witness their development over the years. I believe music is not only a valuable subject itself but it also helps children understand other areas such as reading, math, science and social studies. I especially love how music brings out the best in children: their sensitive, creative, expressive, human side. The greatest feeling is watching children come to life when they sing, dance or play music. Music transcends language and ability, and unites children together. It’s a true joy and privilege to be a part of children’s musical awakening.