This is the start of my eighth year of teaching in Fort Bend ISD. I began my teaching career at Crockett Middle School where the orchestra program grew from 60 students to over 110 in only three years. Starting in 2014, I became the Associate Director of Orchestras at Clements High School. Within the last few years, the CHS Orchestras have been recognized at a state and national level, including a performance at the 2014 Midwest Clinic and Concert. The CHS Orchestras are consistently ranked in the top tier of Texas high school string programs.