My name is Carrie Cruz and I have been teaching music at North Highland and Concord Elementary school since February 2005. I grew up in Pensacola, Florida and played the trombone in various ensembles. I attended Auburn University where I was a member of the Auburn University Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and several other ensembles. I received a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University in 2001 and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2003. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Music in 2009.