Carol is currently in her 28th year of teaching music. She has taught elementary and general music (grades preK-8), beginning band, as well as undergraduate and graduate music-education courses. Carol is also an active researcher and flute performer, serving on the editorial boards for The Orff Echo
(2008-2016) and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education
(2000-2018). Carol has presented workshops and research poster sessions at both the state and national levels and has published research articles in numerous educational journals.
Carol holds three levels of certification in both the Orff and Kodaly teaching methods, and also has training in Dalcroze Eurthymics, Discipline-Based Music Education, and using jazz in the general-music classroom. She is also a licensed teacher for
Music Rhapsody and Kindermusik early-childhood music programs. Carol holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University (B.M.E. and B.M.) and Florida State University (M.M.E. and Ph.D.).