Ms. Perkins has been an educator Since 1994. She received her Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in 2001. She has taught at Meadows Elementary since 2002. As a Meadows teacher, she has had several teaching roles including fifth grade, third grade, second grade and teacher librarian. This is her 14th year as Music Specialist. Students in Ms. Perkins' class learn a wide range of performing arts skills. They dance, sing, read music, play a wide variety of instruments, create, collaborate and perform.
Ms. Perkins is a percussionist and singer in several local bands and she organizes a weekly jazz concert series. She lives with her husband and cat in Lacey. She enjoys gardening, cooking, composing music and playing music with friends. She thinks teaching is the best job ever!