INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: 
“I am absolutely convinced that student performance is about expectations - those we have for our students and equally as important, those we have for ourselves.” ~ Terry Myers, CMS Superintendent. ~~ "We are the proud 6th graders who were having so much fun throughtout the past several weeks, we didn't even realize we had learned SO much!" ~ Nicolas, 6th grader at Ranchvale Elementary. ~~ "Be the one that makes your family, your school, and your community proud." ~ Wayne Marshall, CHS Principal. ~~ "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time." ~ Marian Wright Edelman. ~~ On the last day of school at La Casita Elementary, having just distributed student summer reading logs, Principal Dr. Martinez asked students what their summer plans were; 1st grader, Angel, shouted, "LEER!" ["Read!" in English]. ~~ "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry B. Adams. ~~ "Remember who you are and where you come from; you will always be a Wildcat. Don't let the world decide who you will be; you decide who you will be." ~ Wayne Marshall, CHS Principal. ~~ "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." ~ B.F. Skinner  ~~ "CHS graduation was great! Our senior speakers gave some of the top speeches I've heard!" ~ Pam Cornelison, CHS Head Counselor. ~~ "The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" ~ Maria Montessori. ~~ "Teaching isn't the 3 months you get out of it, it is the 9 months you put into it!" ~ Sylvia Martinez, Ph.D., Principal, La Casita Elementary. ~~ "It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think." ~ Robert Hutchins. ~~ "Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education." ~ Charlotte Bronte. ~~ In an aside to a new student: "Don't ever say anything is too hard in here; Mrs. Hedeman (Zia Elementary gifted teacher) will say we can DO hard things!" ~ Jocelyn, 3rd grader.                        
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Music Education

Director of Music & Education
Alan Dropps
Assistant to the Director of Music & Education
Matthew Wolfe

Our Teachers

Clovis High School


Peggy Brady — 17 years teaching experience.

Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor
Brandon Boerio
— 11 years of teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University and Masters of Education from Wayland Baptist University.

Choir
Sharon D. Nelms — 30 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from Tarleton State University and a Master of Music Education from Angelo State University, Member of TMEA, TMAA, NMMEA.

Highland Elementary


Cheyenne Keith
— 3 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University.

Clovis High School Freshman Academy


Travis Pruit
t — 5 years of teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from New Mexico State University and a Master of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

James Bickley Elementary


Hannah De Meo
— 7 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas, working on Master of Music Education from the University of New Mexico.

Gattis Middle School

Band Director
Donna O'Bryant — 17 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Applied Performance (Clarinet) and Music Education from Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, and a Master of Music Education from West Texas A & M University, Texas All-Level Music certificate/license, K-12 professional educator K-12 Music licenses in Colorado and NM and licensed in Pre K-12 School Administration in both New Mexico and Colorado.


Courtney M. Claflin — First year teacher with a Bachelor from Alma College in Alma, Michigan.

La Casita Elementary


Kayla Talley
— First year teacher with a Bachelor of Arts from: King University in Bristol, TN.

Marshall Middle School


Lori Riggins
  — 8 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Arts from Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Tx, a Master of Education from Wayland Baptist University, Clovis, a New Mexico Level II Professional K-8 Elementary Teaching License w/ Performing Arts Endorsement, is a member of Central Baptist Church, NMMEA, NAfME ACDA and NMACDA and a national certification in classroom management and facilitation through AchieveGlobal and is Orton-Gillingham certified in Multi-Sensory Education.


Ty Frederick — 6 years teaching experience with a Master of Music, emphasis in education from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Music Business with a minor in Marketing, New Mexico State University.

Lockwood Elementary


 Richard McNeill
— 1 year teaching experience with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, choral emphasis, Eastern New Mexico University.

Yucca Middle School-Band


Andrea Noel
— 4 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from West Texas A&M University.


Tami Martin — 19 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Education in Administration from Wayland Baptist University.

Mesa Elementary


Lori Dawkins
— 14 years teaching in the Clovis schools, 5 years private piano studio teaching with a Bachelor of Music Education from West Texas State University, a Bachelor of Bible-Church Music from Manhattan Christian College, a Master of Music from Colorado State University and Kodaly Certification/Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Arts Academy at Bella Vista


Sara Hennessy
— 9 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Elementary Ed and Music Ed from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Integrated teaching through the Arts from Lesley University.

Ranchvale Elementary School


Brian Uerling
— 31 years teaching experience in K-12 Vocal, Instrumental and General Music with a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Business from Hastings College (Nebraska), a Bachelor of Music in Music Education / Hastings College (Nebraska) and a Master of Music in Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University.

Barry Elementary


Peggy McAlister
— 18 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Elementary Education, Minor in Music from Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and a Master of Education with emphasis in Literacy, Wayland Baptist University – Clovis.

Sandia Elementary


Bambi Hay
s — 27 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Science in Piano Pedagogy, Eastern New Mexico University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Music Education K-8, Eastern New Mexico University.

Cameo Elementary


Keith Sacane
— 19 years teaching experience with a Bachelor's and Master's from West Texas A&M University.

Zia Elementary School


Jonathan Bjorklund
— 9 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and a Master of Music from Oakland University, Rochester, MI.



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