My role at Gateway: I am currently an adjunct professor of music here at Gateway. I teach MUS 222 History and Sociology of Rock Music, MUS 100 Intro to Music and MUS 208 World Music.
How long I’ve worked here: I am in my third year teaching at Gateway. Where I’m from: I was born in Casper, Wyoming, but mostly grew up in the south in Huntsville, Alabama. Why I do what I do: I just love to teach music! It is amazing to see how culture and music have affected each other. Music tells us about people and their lives. I love to present a new genre to a student and lead them to appreciate the context of the music-whether it is classical or heavy metal. My philosophy: Live, Love, Learn…class should be fun, insightful, thought provoking, and relevant. A good teacher expresses these qualities but an even more important quality is to treat students with respect and kindness.
I like our students because: They inspire me and energize me. In every class that I have taught, I have learned something new from them. My greatest joy is when a student is inspired by my class to be motivated beyond the classroom to pursue a love of learning.
A little more about me: I am proudly married to my soul mate, Harry Robinson, and am the mother of 3 children: Christopher, Justin and Rachel. We are all musical and love to perform together when possible. I am a Seinfeld junky and my favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. In the spring and summer months, you can find me on the Loveland Bike trail on my Trek bike. My favorite book is Wuthering Heights, and I read it once a year. I have a golden retriever named summer, and she is the best dog ever!