An Interview With Mrs. Sengsouvanh

An Adventure Through Teaching

Who is Mrs. Sengsouvanh?

Mrs. Sengsouvanh graduated from Pflugerville High school in 1999 where she was a four year member of the Lady Panther Dance Team. She was an officer and Colonel. She attended Blinn College in Brenham where she was a Blinn Treasurer and Captain. After Blinn she transferred to Sam Houston State University and graduated with a BA in Dance.

This will be her 9th year teaching high school dance and directing a dance team and her 3rd year at Elgin High School. Her dance team, The Purple Diamonds, have impacted Elgin ISD greatly!

Her family is her everything and are the ones who help her stay up. She has two daughters, Tylee and Rylee, and her husband.

Mrs. Sengsouvanh's Teaching

- Classes taught

  • Dance

- Description of the classroom environment

  • Fun
  • Joyful
  • Noisy (music)
  • Comfortable

- Teaching strategies used

  • Work as a team
  • Treat each other like family (respect each other)
  • Don't stress, just have fun!

- Hours per week

  • 60-70 hours per week, including Saturdays.

- Biggest challenges

  • Students with smart attitude
  • Showing them that dance is rewarding and fun

- Biggest rewards

  • When her dance students get a dance down after they said they couldn't do it!

- Self-motivation needed

  • You need complete self-motivation in this job.