Along with her duties as an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the University of Central Missouri and faculty sponsor for UCM’s chapter of C-NAfME, Tammy Spratley is an elementary music teacher at Maple Grove Elementary in Warrensburg. Previously, she taught elementary music at Horace Mann (Sedalia), Eureka Elementary, and K-8 vocal and instrumental music at Glenwood R-8 in West Plains. She was also the founder and director of the West Plains Youth Symphony. Mrs. Spratley taught Music Theory at the UCM Summer Music Camp in 2023, presented at the MCDA conference in 2022, served as Director of the West Central Missouri 5th Grade Honor Choir in 2020, and was the woodwind clinician for the Tiger Pride Marching Band at Smith-Cotton HIgh School in the 2016, 2018, and 2019 seasons.
Tammy earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree in K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music at UCM in 1993, then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Oboe from Michigan State University in 1995. In 2019, she completed her certification in Orff Schulwerk at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she studied with Roger Sams, Brian Burnett, Donna Massello-Chiacos, Kate Webster, and Julie Blakeslee. Most recently, Mrs. Spratley completed levels one and two of her Kodaly training at UCM. She is a member of OAKE, AOSA, and NAfME.
Currently, Tammy lives in Sedalia with her husband Doug and has two grown sons, Jared and Morgan. She is very passionate about music education and loves to teach students of all ages, mentor young teachers, and attend workshops. Her favorite pastimes are talking shop with current and future music educators and playing the oboe.