It was an honor receiving the Marjorie Zachary Powell Music Scholarship to begin my collegiate journey as a music education major, focusing on oboe performance. However, as I started delving further into my academic studies and getting to explore all of my creative options, it became clear very quickly that my true passion was making words, rather than notes, come alive. My oboe talent allowed me to continue to be a professional freelance musician and private music instructor for many years even without a music degree, giving me the freedom to graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with support work in Business Presentation.
Currently, I am a work-from-home mom of three. My children have their own unique personalities and educational needs. My oldest daughter thrived in a traditional school setting and accepted scholarships to attend Eastern Michigan University and studies Music Therapy. My younger daughter started out in a traditional school setting but later chose to be home schooled for grades 5-8. As a gifted student, she needed a more challenging yet flexible school environment to be her best self. Now she is attending a preparatory academy for high school and is working towards earning her IB Diploma. My son, the youngest of the three, is a combination of the two girls. Math, science, and art have been his strengths so far, while reading has been a little challenging. However, his middle school teachers and I have a great partnership to secure his skills in reading and writing.
It has been a joy to be a part of all my children’s learning processes.
In my free time, I volunteer, participate in book clubs, journal or blog and scrapbook. I am also a member of the National Tutoring Association.