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I am very excited to be the Director of Bands at Beechwood Middle! In addition to teaching band, I will serve as the fine arts department chair and assist with the Lexington High School Marching Band. I am a graduate of Lexington High School, so it is special for me to be able to give back to the program that gave me so much early in my life. I attended Furman University where I received a bachelor’s degree in music education and then received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. I began my teaching career in 2004 in Spartanburg County where I directed the Berry Shoals Intermediate and Florence Chapel Middle School Bands, followed by York County where I was the Director of Bands at York Comprehensive High School. I returned to Lexington in 2012 and have been “home” since then.
I am active in the South Carolina Band Directors’ Association, serving as the Concert Committee chair. I am also the president of the Palmetto Concert Band, and a member of the Poinsett Wind Ensemble, where I play the trumpet.