Hi MVE and NE community!
My name is Kayla Smith and I am continuing into my second year of teaching at both Mountain View and Northeast Elementary! I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in voice. I began my musical journey when I was 11 and learned how to play my first instrument: violin. String instruments were my first passion until I joined my college's Women's Glee and Chamber Choir where I discovered a love for singing. Since then, I have professionally recorded songs, created many of my own vocal/guitar covers as well as original songs, and have traveled with UNC's Chamber Choir to Barcelona and Paris where we performed in venues such as the Sagrada Familia and Notre-Dame. I have also been nominated as the 2019-2020 Apple Award Representative for Northeast.
Other than creating, performing, listening to, and of course, teaching music, I enjoy spending most of my free time with my family. We are HUGE Disney fans, and have taken many trips to the different Disney parks and cruises together. Aside from the many travels that I have been lucky enough to experience, I love watching "Jeopardy!" and hockey (GO AVS!), antique shopping, and creating crazy, colorful, vintage inspired outfits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.
I am beyond thrilled to create and play music with your kiddos this year at Mountain View and Northeast! There are tons of fun ideas that I cannot wait to share with them. This is going to be a great school year!