Band Teacher (5th-12th), 6th grade Choir, Marching Band, Musical Director
How long have you been at Ridgeview?
Starting year 11!
What do you love about working at Ridgeview?
I love the "family" feeling that comes with teaching the same students for so many years in a row. The student body and local community is a wonderfully tight-knit group, and it is wonderful to be a small part of that.
What is your dream vacation destination?
What is your favorite snack?
Chips and Salsa
What is your favorite TV show or Netflix series?
"Invader Zim" - it's an old guilty pleasure. It didn't last very long on Nickelodeon
What is your favorite quote?
"I don't teach music. I teach people."
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What is your favorite Holiday?
Do you have a hobby?
Chicago Sports, and Ultimate Frisbee
What is an interesting, fun fact about you?
When I was 17 years old, I was a Silver Medalist in the USTU Taekwondo/Kickboxing Junior Olympics. I won gold in Illinois, and competed at the national level in Orlando, FL. I fought my way all the way to the Gold Medal Match, and got beaten up really bad by a kid from New York.