Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education, Secondary Education- Instrumental Bachelor of Music, Performance - Instrumental Music

Ms. Blank

 Graduate of Northern Arizona University

         Bachelor of Music Education
         Bachelor of Instrumental Music Performance (Saxophone)
Student taught at HMS in the fall of 2012
Began teaching in February, 2013
General Music Teacher for Nadaburg School District: Desert Oasis and Nadaburg Elementary Schools, Spring 2013
Choir Director and General Music teacher at Anthem school 2013-2015
Director of Bands and Choirs at Hillcrest Middle School since Fall 2015
Nominated for 2014 DVUSD Rookie of the Year- semi-finalist
Move Up AZ 2016 Moving Forward Award Nominee
Member of National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 
Member of Arizona Music Educators Association
Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Women's Music Fraternity
Member of Choirs at Phoenix College

I have sung all my life and have played the saxophone and performed in bands for 20 years. I'm thrilled to be a member of the Hillcrest staff and I look forward to another fantastic and exciting year of music!

I am here to teach you music and be the best teacher for you that I can be. I will work to improve, and ask that you work WITH me to make this year everything it should be. We have the opportunity and the ability to do some pretty incredible things if we so choose.