Mrs. McCollum is the Associate Director of Bands at Union Academy Charter School. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended the University of North Alabama, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She has experience teaching band in Alabama and North Carolina.
Mrs. McCollum studied flute privately with Dr. Whitney O'Neal. While in college, she participated in many ensembles, including the Marching Pride, UNA Studio Jazz Band, UNA Flute Quartet, UNA Wind Ensemble, and the Shoals Symphony. She was also a member of the band service organization, Tau Beta Sigma.
Mrs. McCollum is currently a member of the National Flute Association (NFA), North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).