What was your favorite event?
Retreat! I always enjoyed the retreat at the beginning of the year and getting to meet all of the new teens!

What did you learn in PFO that still impacts you today?
I always attribute my confidence in leadership to PFO. I have never been in a chapter of a professional organization that I wasn’t on the leadership team of at some point, and I LOVE hosting events (I will be hosting GCS All-County Chorus at my school this year). In PFO, I was given the skills I need to lead, and the opportunities to allow those skills to flourish. Now they are a part of my job every day.

What are you passionate about now?
My number one passion right now is watching my students grow. Knowing that I can be a positive force in these kids’ lives and bring beauty and music and creativity into each day is such a blessing. Seeing a student’s eyes light up when they finally succeed in singing a difficult passage or nail their sight singing quiz is such a pleasure. I am very fortunate to have a job that I love so much!