Meet the Training Team

Toni Garza

Role at QuaverEd: 
Director of Training

Education:

  • BM, Berklee College of Music
  • MBA, Southern New Hampshire University

Experience Highlights:

  • Boston & Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher
  • General Music (Pre-K-8th) Grade, Choir (6-8th Grade), General Education (4th Grade)
  • Disney Musicals in Schools Director
  • MNPS Side-by-Side Music Coach

Certifications:

  • Orff Level I 
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Project-Based Learning 101
  • Lipscomb’s Instructional Coaching and Tech Coaching Academies

Michele Hobizal

Role at QuaverEd: 
Instructional Coach and Clinician

Education:

  • BME, Texas State University

Experience Highlights:

  • 31 years of teaching general music 
  • 2 terms as The Elementary VP for The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)
  • 1 term as The Elementary VP for The Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA)
  • Conductor of the Katy ISD District Elementary Honor Choir with performances at the 2007 and 2011 TMEA conventions.
  • Cadre member of the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA)
  • Two-time Teacher of the Year for schools in Katy ISD

Certifications:

  • Lifetime Music Ed Certification for Grades PreK-12
  • Lipscomb’s Instructional Coaching Academy

Valerie Diaz Leroy

Role at QuaverEd: 
Research and Pedagogy Specialist

Education:

  • BA, Boston College (1999)

Experience Highlights:

  • 13 years in the classroom
  • Taught K-4th grade Music
  • Taught Kindergarten Spanish

Certifications:

  • Kodály Certification Level 3
  • Conflict Transformation Certification

Ashley Perry

Role at QuaverEd: 
SEL Instructional Coach and Clinician

Education:

  • Ed.D.,Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca Nazarene University
  • MA, Teaching, Belmont University
  • BA, English, University of Memphis

Experience Highlights:

  • Two years as a 6th Grade Middle School Reading Teacher
  • Three years as a Third Grade Reading/Social Studies Teacher
  • Two years as a Fourth Grade Reading/Social Studies Teacher
  • Two years as a SEL Curriculum Specialist at QuaverEd

Certifications:

  • K-6 Teacher License