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Hopkins Primary
210 May Street
Somerset, Ky 42501

School:  1-606-678-8707
Fax:        1-606-678-3062

Educational Background:
Henderson County High School Graduate
Murray State University Graduate :  Bachelors of Music Education Degree  Cum Laude
Michigan State University Graduate:  Masters in Trombone Performance Degree Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Affiliations:
Somerset Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Music Educators Association, National Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Honorary Member,
Gamma Beta Phi

Education Philosophy:
You have to reach them before you can teach them.  Strive to empower each child to become his own teacher.

Professional Playing Experiences:

Adjudicator and Clinican for the KMEA District 10 Choral Festival
       held at McQueary H.S.

Conductor of the Lake Cumberland Community Band 
Principal Trombone for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Section Trombonist for Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Section Trombonist for Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Section Trombonist for the Evansville Symphony Orchestra and Community Band.
Section Trombonist for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Paducah Executive Inn Show Band
Guitarist for the Jazz Band of the Cumberlands
Trombonist for the Somerset Brass Band
Freelance Musician for the Somerset Community
Low Brass Instructor for Marching Band Programs.
      Have worked with:  Adair Co., Russell Co.,Wayne Co.
      Pulaski Co., South Western Pulaski Co., Davies Co.,
      Henderson Co., North and South Laurel Co.,

Performed with the London Community Orchestra on Bass Guitar.
Bass Guitarist for the Somerset Community Jazz Band.
Guitarist for the Brass Band of Somerset.

Member of Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Member of Who's Who Among American Universities.
Member of Who's Who Among American Teachers
Campbellsville Teacher of the Year Award 2007
Campbellsville Teacher of the Year Award 2014
Somerset Bd. of Ed. Certificate of Appreciation 2006
Somerset Bd. of Ed. Certificate of Appreciation 2013
Musical Artists Society of Kentucky Certificate of
              Appreciation 2002

Guest Conductor for District 10 Middle School Honors

Jazz Combo Performance Award
John Phillip Sousa Music Award
Finalist for the Richardson Competition for Brass
Deans List Scholarship Award

Class Schedule:
  8:15 -   9:15am  3rd Grade General Music
  9:15 -   9:55am  Planning Period
  9:55 - 10:25am  Kindergarten General Music
10:25 - 10:55am  Kindergarten General Music

11:25 - 11:55am  1st Grade General Music
11:55 - 12:25am  1st Grade General Music
12:35 -   1:05pm  2nd Grade General Music
   1:05 -  1:35pm  2nd Grade General Music
   1:45-   2:45pm  4th Grade General Music

   3:00 - 6:00pm  Private Music Lessons on guitar, violin, piano and low brass

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