Kyla Davis – I currently teach music for kindergarten through fifth grade at Ben Franklin Elementary School in Harrisburg, PA. In addition to teaching, I am also the director for the Resounding Praise Youth Ensemble which is a youth band at my church. Growing up in the capital City, I am a proud alumnae of the Harrisburg School District. After obtaining my Bachelors of Music Education from the illustrious North Carolina Central University, I was privileged enough to become a teacher in the same district I grew up in. I recently obtained my Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of South Mississippi. I am really excited to be participating in this program. What excites me the most is the opportunity to network with and learn from various other educators from all over the countryI know that what I will learn in this program will not only help me grow as an educator but help cultivate a better classroom environment, create better experiences for my students, and hopefully help to better support any fellow educators I will work with. Music has always been special in my life. By the time I was in high school, I realized how liberated and joyful music made me feel and I knew I wanted to give young children the opportunity to feel the same. This led me to become a music educator and it was a decision I will never regret!