The 2015-2016 school year will be Mrs. Rife's 13th year teaching elementary music in Loudoun County. This will be her 10th year at Countryside. She was very honored to win Staff Member of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year!
Mrs. Rife graduated from Radford University 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 25+ years and has performed in various ensembles, bands, and orchestras.
She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two dogs, a Jack Russell terrier named Dempsey and a maltipoo named Ruxin. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA (go Steelers!!) and visits her family there often.