Where to begin?
My love of the Fine Arts began in 4th grade. I was lucky enough to go to school in a county that still provided instrumental music in elementary school. I spent the next 9 years as a flute/piccolo player, participating in concert band, wind ensemble, marching band, pit band, various audition ensembles, festivals, competitions, summer touring groups (Europe & Hawaii!), and much more.
The band room was my home, and you could always find me there – before & after school, during lunches and study hall. It was where I found my people. And I see that same affection in today’s Fine Arts students.
Now, as the parent of two Fine Arts students, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a different way. I love supporting these programs and the students who love them as much as I do.
I was recently elected to my 7th term (6th as Treasurer) on the Board of the Music Boosters Association. Among my many accomplishments, I was instrumental in:
- Establishing an annual scholarship for deserving music students
- Creation of our logo and merchandise to increase branding & fundraising
- Instituting an annual audit of the MBA books & records
I also served as President of the Drama Boosters Association, overseeing volunteers & funding for a 3-show season, culminating in hosting nearly 100 Cappie critics for our final show.
For a time, I also taught flute & piano lessons at the Catoctin School of Music. Some of my students had special needs, and I believe they taught me as much as I taught them.
For more than 40 years, Fine Arts has been a huge part of my life – as a performer, a parent, a teacher, a volunteer, a supporter – and I promise to bring that passion to the School Board.