I am a music educator with 13 years of experience. Music is a powerful tool to promote social-emotional learning and foster meaningful community connections. It has the potential to go beyond just notes and melodies and can serve as a bridge to understanding, empathy, and personal growth. One of my primary objectives is to create educational programming that embraces the values of equity, inclusion, and belonging. I am committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have access to quality educational experiences. The goal is to prepare young people for the future by instilling the essential skills of empathy, communication, and collaboration. The 21st-century world demands more than technical proficiency, and my goal is to equip students with the social and emotional competencies they need to thrive in a rapidly changing society.