Blessed to have been born into a Christian home in Kansas, Mrs. Juarez was raised in Albuquerque, NM, and has lived in Nebraska and Texas. She has sung and played instruments since childhood. She and Jerry, married 41 years, raised 3 boys and followed their 6 grandkids up here last year. A retired music teacher, she’s certified and experienced with preschoolers to adults in several curricular areas. While teaching music on the NM/Mexico border, she organized musical events and developed appreciation for Mexican music (including mariachi and ballet folklorico). Speaks Spanish. She not only helps her church band but sings with Bravo! Vancouver and has begun conducting choirs with Blueprint Arts Ensembles in Portland. She’s looking forward to working with the CCA family.