Annie has been a member of the fine arts faculty since 2006. She holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School in New York where she was a student of Leonard Rose and Lorne Munroe. She was previously cellist for LYRA String Quartet, Dal Segno Piano Trio, Da Capo String Quartet, and the all-string jazz ensemble Jazz a Cordes of New York City. Annie played with the Alabama Symphony for seven years and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Chamber Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with Lee University Chamber Orchestra, DeKalb Community Orchestra and Rome Symphony, and currently performs with Rome Symphony and Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She holds a teaching certificate from the New York School for Strings, studying with Louise Behrend, a pupil of the renowned Shinichi Suzuki. Annie implemented her own original string program in the New York Public School System through Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She also studied techniques in implementing our current string method with one of the authors, Robert Gillespie, in a GMEA-sponsored workshop. Annie and her husband Will, director of Upper School band at Darlington, have four children, including Emmie and Lewie.