· This coming fall, I plan on attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, and majoring in K-12 Music Education. There, I hope to be a part of a music community that involves people around my own age, and to gain more knowledge about music so that I can teach others about it in the years to come.
· In five years, I hope to have my teaching license and degree, which would both give me the ability to either pursue a career in elementary music education or high school instrumental instruction. I certainly hope to be involved in a school setting at this point in my life, either helping to show young children the beauty of music, or helping teenagers in growing their appreciation for music and musical abilities. I would also love to be involved in my community's fine arts events at this time, so that I may be able to continue in my musical growth alongside that of my future students.
· I would say that some of my fondest memories from attending Aztec Schools have all centered around the fact that my father was principal for the majority of my time in the district. This gave me a unique perspective regarding every major event that happened as I grew up, and it made the high school feel like more of a home to me before I even began attending school there. Specifically, I loved eating the leftover cakes and donuts that the office staff would leave out after school, as well as hanging out behind my dad's desk in elementary school and being called "Dr. Hall" by the other administrators.
I would like to thank every single teacher that I have had over the years for shaping my path and guiding me in this direction for my life. Each and every one of you has left some sort of memory with me that has influenced where I am now, and I wouldn't have been able to do any of this without your kindness and dedication to teaching.