I am Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies at Ankeny Centennial High School. Specifically, I work with the Centennial Marching Band, the 10th Grade Symphonic Band, Jazz Collective, Jazz Vanguard, and Pep Band. I also teach 6th-12th grade brass lessons at Prairie Ridge, Northview, and Centennial, as well as Music Fundamentals at Centennial.
I am an Ankeny High School graduate that went on to study Music Education at Iowa State. My primary instrument is trombone, but I started at Terrace Elementary on trumpet! Prior to coming “home” to Ankeny, I taught for three years at West High School in Waterloo. I taught the Symphonic Band and Jazz II for one year, the Wind Symphony and Jazz I for two years, and the Marching & Pep Bands for all three years. In 2016, I completed a Masters of Music Education at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago.