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In the Performing Arts classroom, your student(s) will have the opportunity to explore, experience, and learn about music, theatre, and dance. These classes are taught through the philosophy that “Performing Arts is a verb!” meaning that students are active in their learning. Students learn techniques of singing and playing instruments (tone bars, recorders, percussion), how to read and write music notation, acting skills, multicultural dance, composers of various genres and eras, and appropriate audience and performance behavior. Interested in seeing the Performing Arts curriculum in greater detail? Go to the Performing Arts Curriculum Guide.
I am pleased to be a part of the Lenski community as the Performing Arts teacher. I started at Lenski in 2009, but I have taught in Littleton Public Schools since 1995 at Whitman, Wilder, Hopkins, and Ames elementary schools. I love working with all age levels, as it provides unique challenges to provide curricular support to various ages. My philosophy of Performing Arts can best be represented by a Chinese proverb:
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
In other words, I believe that the Performing Arts should be fun, active, and engaging, so be prepared for your students to tell you about games, stories, dances, composers, and instruments that we will be studying or playing in the Performing Arts classroom! My daily goal is for all students I work with to leave with a smile on their face, a spring in their step, and a
song in their hearts.
In my spare time, I like to play my clarinet with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and spend time out of doors with my husband, Drew, and my son, Elias, and my daughter, Cora. We love to go hiking, canyoneering, snowboarding, climbing 14ers, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing.