My name is Ms. Held and I am one of the music specialists here at CSE. First off, let me just say that I am THRILLED to be your music teacher! It's going to be a incredible year - full of good music and lots and lots of learning. I can't wait to get started!
I grew up in Cold Spring and shared a home with my parents (John and Kristie), my two brothers (Jake and Nick), and our two dogs (Gracie and Lexi). It was a blast growing up in Cold Spring! I loved being close to the country and lakes, but still close enough to a mall. :) I attended CSE as a child and LOVED it. Many of the teachers that work here today were my teachers fifteen years ago! I even discovered my love for music in our music room here at CSE with Mrs. G-Wiz and Mr. Bebop. It will always be a fantastic place to learn and grow and I'm so blessed to be a teacher here! Cold Spring has always been my home and plan to keep it that way!
I've been doing the "music thing" for practically my whole life. Rumor has it I sang before I could even talk! Does that surprise you? Probably not. :) I am ALWAYS singing. Sometimes I sing instead of talking! Just ask my students! Anyway, I decided at a young age that teaching music would be a good fit for me, so here I am! I attended SCSU for my bachelor's degree in Music Education and somehow I landed my DREAM job here at CSE. I am one lucky girl!
If I am not singing or playing the guitar you can find me gardening (pulling weeds is the best!), decorating, making art, cooking, or playing with my most prized possessions, Ollie and Willow (cats).
Well, that's about it! Now it's my turn to learn all about YOU! Once again, I can't wait for another super-awesome-knockyoursocksoff year! See you in Music!