Jen is currently the Chair of Cortland Music Department in Cortland, NY and teaches middle school choir, general music and high school modern band. In her tenure at Cortland she has been recognized for her passion and excellence in teaching, receiving the regional Apple for the Teacher Award and the Cortland Peer Recognition Award. Her commitment to education has taken her to a national platform working with other teachers and music departments to share best practices in the classroom and department organization. As a strong advocate for school music, she is very involved in New York State School Music Assocation (NYSSMA) serving as the President of Cortland County Music Teachers Association, NYSSMA vocal adjudicator and participates in the NYSSMA vocal solo manual committee. You can find her publications in NYSSMA’s School Music News and the New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA) publication, In Transition. Additionally, Jen is the choir director of the Dryden Intergenerational Choir which is a chorus of singers ranging from age nine to ninety-one; An incredible example of musical life long learning.