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Subjects Taught


Tullahoma High School; 2002

Carson-Newman College; Bachelor of Music Education, 2006

Lee University; Master of Music Education, 2011


Orff Certification Level 1; Lee University 2007 

Orff Certification Level 2: Lee University 2011 


Professional Organizations: National Association for Music Educators, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, American Choral Directors Association, & East Tennessee General Music Education Association.



Hello!  I am so happy to be the music educator at Hopewell Elementary School.  I am originally from Tullahoma, TN where graduated High School in 2002. This is my 12th year at Hopewell, and I am thankful everyday for the great privilege to work with such an amazing faculty and bright young people.  Without hesitation I can say, "I love my job," and I know that is a true blessing.

I graduated from Carson-Newman College with a music education degree in 2006, and earned a Master's of Music Education in 2011 at Lee University.  In addition, I served as the director of the Lee University Children's Chorale from 2007-2011.

In June of 2009, I married Colby Burris who is also a musician and teacher.  This is his 13th year at Walker Valley High School as an assistant band director. My husband and I are blessed with a sweet girl who turned 3 this year!