Desiree is an elementary and middle school music teacher at an independent school in Princeton, NJ, where she has been teaching general music classes and conducting choirs for almost 20 years. She is also a conductor of the Trenton Children’s Chorus in Trenton, NJ as well as a private piano instructor. Desiree grew up in a family who loved to sing together and found herself at an early age playing for get-to-togethers with family and friends. She went on to study piano and music education at Ithaca College and Westminster Choir College. She became hooked on traditional music and dance when she attended her first CDSS Family Week at Timber Ridge in 2014. Since then she’s become an enthusiastic contra and English country dancer, and also has enjoyed dipping her feet into calling and leading family dances in her community. Desiree is excited to be returning to Ogontz for the third summer with her 2 daughters, and even more excited to be on staff this year!