Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
I grew up in Sikeston, Missouri. English was my first language.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?
More trees, grass, and a view of the horizon.
Where did you go to college?
University of Missouri-Columbia; Queens College; Teachers College, Columbia University
What was your favorite book in middle school?
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?
Teaching fun music.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
Play gigs, exercise (swimming and weight training, mostly), and do trivia/sing karaoke with friends.
What is your favorite quote?
“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.” -Plato