I AM. . .
. . . an opera singer.
. . . the Vice President of Membership in the ΓZ colony of ΣAI.
. . . and obsessed Beatles fan.
. . . a Star Wars nerd.
. . . and a Trekkie? maybe ;)
. . . a Music Education major, with an emphasis in Vocal Performance.
FAVORITE MUSIC, TV, MOVIES, AND BOOKS
•Music: The Beatles, The Jonas Brothers, Mayday Parade, Panic at the Disco, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Motion City Soundtrack, Simple Plan, The Hush Sound, Say Anything, Funeral for a Friend.
•TV: Project Runway, Living the Dream, Ace of Cakes, Spongebob Squarepants, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, CSI: New York, America's Next Top Model, Jonas.
•Movies: Across the Universe, Singin' in the Rain, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Help!, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Clerks 2, Dazed and Confused, The Italian Job, Star Wars IV, V, VI, Indiana Jones, Much Ado About Nothing, Holes, Disturbia, Transformers, Surf's Up, Forrest Gump, Camp Rock, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
•Books: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Love You Make, I Me Mine, The Glass Menagerie, The Great Gatsby, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Twilight Series, Pride and Prejudice.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
The most important thing to me is music. It is my everything. Singing is my favorite thing in the world.
"Music's the only thing that makes sense anymore. If you play it loud enough it'll keep the demons at bay" ---Jo Jo, Across the Universe
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
To me, teaching is the greatest profession. Teachers are what makes society great, and they are often not given the credit that they deserve. Since the begining of organized education, teachers have gained more and more respect from those in other porfessions, but teachers are still not reveared by the public-at-large in the way that they should. One can only hope that within the next decade, the public will continue to see the importance of teachers and award them the credit that they so honestly deserve.
The best educator is one who can not only keep his or her students throughly engaged but also can be a definitive informant. The best educator is also one who can successfully run coherent class discussions without allowing the class to vere too far from the topic at hand. The best educator commands respect without being a tyrant and is not only an authority figure but a friend to his or her students. Last, but not least, the best educator is one who, from the bottom of their heart, loves teaching new generations life skills that will help them succed in life.
As an educator, I hope to be all of these things. I hope to be an impact in the lives of all of my students. I hope that I remain in their memories, not because of how "totally hard" my class was, or how "super mean" I was, but because of the enthuiastic attutide that I was always able to maintain.