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I went to college at Ohio Wesleyan University where I was one of two music education majors.  I got lots of attention!!  I got my Masters in Music Education from Indiana University/Purdue University in Ft. Wayne, IN.  I love going to the SCMusic Educators Conference every year in Columbia because I love learning new things!  The best class I've taken, though was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Teacher Institute a few summers ago.  Rock On!!!!


I taught for 5 years in northern Indiana, two years at two country schools, two years in the inner city and one year at the middle school I went to as a child.  (That was kind of weird!).  I quit teaching to raise my kids and then got back into it by substituting starting in 2002.  In 2005 I started teaching full time at BFES and PES.  Now I'm back to only teaching at PES.


I’m originally from Indiana. I went to Ohio Wesleyan University and then got my Masters in Music Education from Indiana University. My family moved to Pawleys Island 20 years ago. We have a business called The Crib Guys. We rent baby equipment to people for their vacations. My husband is also an addictions counselor.

My son Sam is 24 and lives in San Marcos, TX. He wants to be a personal trainer and get people in shape! He plays guitar, drums and some piano. He works in a Mexican restaurant.

My daughter Mary Sinclair is a junior at Furman University. She wants to be a genetic researcher. She plays trombone in the marching band. She also plays euphonium, violin, piano, and string bass.

When all four of us are home we like to play at our church on Sunday mornings.

We have two cats. Milkdud and Skippy John Jones. My daughter rescued him from underneath our house when he was only 4 weeks old.

When I’m not at school I am working at a store in the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island. But one of my favorite things to do is go to the beach!!