Ms. James grew up in Puyallup and attended All Saints Catholic School. She performed in choir in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. She was inspired by her mom to become a grade school choir teacher and become a performer. As a child she played many sports, including soccer, gymnastics, basketball and baseball.
When she gets a chance, she performs at the Tacoma Opera, or does solos in churches. Recently, she landed the role as a lead in the opera, Dangerous Liaisons. This Summer, she is also the lead in an opera at a nearby college.
Overall, Ms. James enjoys educating students with the art of music, so they can have an imagination and create their own music. She wants to have a class where kids do not think of it as a class they have to take, but one they get to take. Lastly, she wants to inspire kids to love and learn the magical skill of art and music.