Mrs. Rife has been a music teacher in Loudoun County for 12 years. This will be her 9th year at Countryside. She graduated from Radford University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education. She has completed graduate music courses from James Madison University and Duquesne University, as well as completed certification in World Music Drumming. She has been playing the flute for 20+ years and has performed in various ensembles, bands, and orchestras. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two dogs, Dempsey and Ruxin. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA (go Steelers!!) and visits her family there often.