Mrs. Efland

Phone: (410) 758- 1320 ext 240

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University, 2006. Masters degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University, 2015.

Mrs. Efland

We are currently working on our GRANDPARENTS DAY SHOW which will be on Friday, November 16th. Children will perform during their specials time- see my schedule (below)for specials times. PLEASE make sure Grandparents know their Grandchild's teacher's name! If your child has a special part for Grandparents day. please practice it with them! I have attached the special parts lists:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I LOVE having parent helpers! If you are interested in joining me in the music room as a volunteer (IT'S FUN IN HERE!) Please contact me: Heather.Efland@qacps.org.
 
 
Biography: 
I graduated from Southern Methodist University (in Dallas, Texas) in 2006 with a double degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. In 2015 I graduated with a Masters in Teacher leadership from Walden University. I taught music at Kent Island Elementary school for ten years. I moved to CES this year because I live here in Centreville and I get to be closer to my son, Spencer and my new baby, Reese.  
 
Five fun Facts:
I love to sing and play the guitar
I taught zumba for 6 years and I LOVE TO DANCE!!!
I love anything with peanutbutter :-)
My favorite color is PINK!
I am a BIG fan of Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffees- YUM!
 
Contact Information:
E-Mail: Heather.Efland@qacps.org
Phone: (410) 758- 1320 ext 240
 
Schedule:
8:35- Duty/Morning Announcements
9:00- 1st Grade (Emery, Forte, Klakring)
10:00- 1st Grade (Clark, Fulton, Woodfield, Athey)
11:00- Kindergarten (Farmer, Stockton, Inman, Roberts)
12:00- Lunch
12:30- Kindergarten (Forrest, Wilson, Swindell, Rorabaugh)
1:30- 2nd Grade (Coursey, Quinn, Mariano, Coppage)
2:30- 2nd Grade (Stasny, Wobbe, Gill)
 
3:30 Car Rider Duty
 
Fun Music Educating Websites to visit:
 
 
 I love the Music K-8 Kids website as a resource for music. 
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a great kids website too!
 
 
 
Do your kids LOVE music? I highly recommend these toys/activities:
 
1. Wee Sing Books and CD collections- The "Wee Sing" collection of books and music has been around since I was a child and is still one of my FAVORITE book/song collections. My favorite CD's are Wee Sing and Play, Wee Sing Silly Songs, Wee sing America, and Wee Sing for Halloween. The music is fabulous and the books are fabulous. They are available for purchase on Amazon.
 
2. Get your child a disc man (they are super cheap on Amazon) and headphones so they can listen to their CD's/music anytime they want (and not bother you!)
 
3. Rent kid-friendly musicals from the library (on a snow day!). Some of my FAVORITES are: Mary Poppins, the Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Meet me in St. Louis, Singing in the Rain, The King and I,  Annie, The Music Man, Newsies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Peter Pan (with Mary Martin). 
 
4. Put a boom box (away from water) in the bathroom so your child can rock out to their music during their evening bath (who doesn't love siniging with bathroom acoustics!?)