Phone: (208) 350-4095
Degrees and Certifications:
Education Endorsement/BA Vocal Performance & Composition - SPU MA Integrated Arts in Ed. - Lesley Univ.
Mrs. Kristin Smallwood-Meade
This is my 4th year as the Music Specialist here at Seven Oaks Elementary. Prior to moving to Idaho, I taught elementary music and band for 10 years in Washington state.
I received my Music Education and Bachelors in Vocal Performance and Composition from Seattle Pacific University, and my Masters' in Integrated Arts in Education from Lesley University.
Before becoming a music teacher, I had the opportunity to work as a church musician and act in professional children's theatre in Albany, New York.
I believe the process of participating in music, dance, acting, and visual arts in elementary school, not only gives students a well rounded education, but also allows them to gain confidence and to begin the process of overcoming their fear of public speaking!
It has been a blessing to see many of my former students go on to do theatre, choir, and band, or become members of student council in high school.
Seven Oaks is an amazing school with a wonderful, caring staff, and I am so blessed to be able to teach here. I love having the opportunity to share my love of music and the arts with my students.
My hope is that my students will develop their own love of music and that they will find confidence and joy in the performing arts.