Mrs. Castellaw grew up in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas City. Throughout her childhood, she played piano and was involved in band, choir, and theater. She was a member of honor choirs up to the state level, was selected as a soloist in honor choirs, sang in her high school's top choir and two show choirs, received Superior ratings at solo/small ensemble contest as a soloist up to the state level, was selected to play lead roles in school musicals, and received the National Choral Award.
As a young adult, Mrs. Castellaw moved to Jackson, Tennessee, to study vocal/general music education at Union University, where she had a top vocal music scholarship and sang in both of Union's top choirs. She traveled to Germany with her choirs and sang in cathedrals all over the country. She was frequently selected to sing solos in both of her choirs, and she has been invited to sing the National Anthem at several events. In the summer of 2020, she was selected to study musical theatre at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts on a top vocal music scholarship. Unfortunately, the program was canceled due to COVID-19, but she's hopeful to attend in the future. She is a proud member of West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association, the vocal coach at a voice studio, and the choir director at Crockett County High School. She has deep family roots in Crockett County and married a Crockett County native.
Mrs. Castellaw's objective as a music educator is to increase music literacy skills, coach students on healthy vocal production, and above all, instill in her students an endless passion for personal expression via music.