Denton ISD Fine Arts
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Denton ISD Welcomes New Fine Arts Faculty
Denton ISD introduces 27 outstanding faculty members to its Fine Arts team in the 2020-21 school year. We welcome all of these educators to their campus and a wonderful community that supports Fine Arts education.
Alicia Berdan, Braswell HS Art Teacher
Juan Cardona, Borman ES Music Teacher
Shannon Casey-Bieniek, Rodriguez MS Art Teacher
Alyson Downs, Guyer HS Color Guard Director
Margaret Edmondson, Pecan Creek ES Art Teacher
Katherine Engle, Guyer HS Choir Director
Amy Grow, Rivera ES Music Teacher
Devin Guillotte, Denton HS/Ryan HS Color Guard Director
Kate Hite, McMath MS Assistant Orchestra Director
Samantha Kats, Ryan HS Assistant Choir Director
Ashlyn Lee, Braswell HS Art Teacher
Catherine Lopez, Ginnings ES Art Teacher
Annie Norrell, Rodriguez MS Assistant Theatre Director
Christopher Ortiz, Union Park ES Music Teacher
Kristen Ray, Rodriguez MS Theatre Director
Jessica Risenhoover, Rodriguez MS Art Teacher
Beth Rogers, Bell ES Music Teacher
Tawny Rybowicz, Harpool MS Choir Director
Jami Sauls, Navo MS Theatre Director
Courtney Seale, Adkins ES Music Teacher
Raphaellle Siemers, Myers MS Assistant Orchestra Director
Carrie Stephens, Navo MS Assistant Theatre Director
Emily Strother, Braswell HS Color Guard Director
Rachel Talkington, Navo MS Art Teacher
Diana Taylor, Rodriguez MS Assistant Choir Director
Nathan Taylor, Guyer HS Assistant Band DirectorLauren Vandergriff, Myers MS Assistant Band Director
Summer Fine Arts Activities
Guyer High School Theatre students and directors were nominated for a total of 12 of the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards for 2019-20. Guyer won five of those awards:
Best Musical - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Direction - Eleshia Crotwell for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Musical Direction - Chris Crotwell for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution - Little Women
Best Leading Actress - Haley Dortch in Little Women
Graciously founded by Leah & Jerry Fullenwider, the Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theater Awards aim to inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater, and to recognize the importance of musical theater and arts education within the North Texas community.
This regional program culminates at the Music Hall with an awards ceremony, modeled after the Tony Awards®, to recognize outstanding musical theater productions and students. The winners in the Best Actor and Best Actress category will have the opportunity to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® in New York City.
Congratulations to the Guyer HS Theatre students and directors for this outstanding achievement and for their continued dedication to excellence in Fine Arts!