TxState grads get teaching jobs

Our 2015 music teacher graduates were once again completely successful in gaining employment or entering the graduate program of their choice:

  • Randallyn Kelso – Asst. Band Director, Beckendorff Jr. High, Katy ISD, Katy, Texas
  • Lawrence Varela-Halbert – Asst. Band Director, S.C. Lee Jr. High School, Copperas Cove ISD
  • Haley Dougherty Kibodeaux – Music Teacher at Navarro Elementary School in Lockhart ISD
  • Lani Gil – Orchestra Director, Boerne Middle Schools, Boerne ISD, Boerne, Texas
  • Elizabeth O’Connell – Asst. Band Director, Stafford MS & HS, Stafford ISD, Stafford, Texas
  • William Cordova – Music Teacher, Havard Elementary School, Galena Park ISD, Houston
  • Arminda Velasquez – Asst. Band Director, Cedar Ridge HS, Round Rock ISD, Round Rock
  • Hector Bermea – Mariachi Director, Los Fresnos HS, Los Fresnos ISD, Los Fresnos, Texas
  • Arabella Stachura – Music Teacher, Hommel Elementary, Everman ISD, Everman, Texas
  • Riaz Mohammed – Assistant Band Director, Campbell Middle School, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston
  • David Ortiz – Assistant Band Director, Scobee Middle School, Southwest ISD, San Antonio
  • Sol Ruppa – Assistant Band Director, Southside High School, Southside ISD, San Antonio
  • Joseph Menditto – Music Teacher, Hawthorne Academy and Washington Elementary, San Antonio ISD
  • Nikki Singer– Music Teacher, D.P. Morris Elementary School, Mansfield ISD, Arlington, Texas
  • Courtney Edwards – Band Director, Wilder Intermediate School in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
  • Cesar Gonzalez – Asst. Band Director, MacArthur HS, North East ISD, San Antonio
  • Brad Miller – Asst. Band Director, Lamar Jr. High, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Rosenburg, Texas
  • Tyler McClendon – Asst. Band Director, Canton MS/HS, Canton, Texas
  • Cesar Deleon – Music Teacher, Walnut Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs ISD, Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Austin Baker – Music Teacher, Del Valle Elementary, Del Valle ISD, Del Valle, Texas
  • Inez Rodriguez – Asst. Band Director, Goodnight MS, San Marcos CISD, San Marcos, Texas
  • Chris Diaz – George I. Sanchez Elementary School in Austin ISD, Austin, Texas
  • Gerald Martinez, Graduate School, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Matt Hurtado, Graduate School, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

More . . . Vocal music education graduates:

  • Ruben Morgan – Zachry Middle School, NISD, San Antonio, TX
  • Jason Gallardo – Shoemaker High School, Killeen, TX
  • Ashley Branson –Westwood High School, Austin, TX
  • Bethany Cowan – Harker Heights High School, Killeen, TX
  • Samara Neto – Wiley Middle School, Leander, TX
  • Ashley Haight – Eastern Hills Middle Schools, Killeen, TX
  • Garrett Dibble – Killeen, TX
  • Brittany Garza – Lockhart, ISD, Lockhart, TX
  • Samuel Parrott – Seguin, ISD, Seguin, TX
  • Richard Shehulski – Hays, ISD, Kyle, T

M.M. Graduates:

  • Nancy Lott – Asst. Band Director, McNair Middle School, Southwest ISD, Atascosa, Texas
  • Drew Saenz – Asst. Band Director, Westlake High School, Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas