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Greetings and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Miss Michaels! I have been teaching Vocal music for 18 years, 16 years in Hamilton township. I have taught in both middle and elementary schools, and I am thrilled to be back in middle school! I love teaching Vocal music because it is what got me through my life. It was the one constant thing that I could always cling to for as long as I can remember. I have done some fun things in my life (like working for Disney World) and performing. I love to bring those experiences to the classroom and guide my students into finding their own voices. Honestly, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing each student come into their own as an artist. I am here to help you whenever you need me, and I will always be cheering you on!
My classroom is a "No Judgement Zone" enabling students to express themselves artistically. I believe Music to be an important subject as it engages many parts of the brain, is an outlet for expression at a critical age, and incorporates many different subject areas into it. As the main character said in one of my favorite movies, Mr. Holland's Opus, "I guess [we] can cut the arts as much as [we] want... Sooner of later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." The arts are what makes us human.