Deborah Barrick for Secretary/Treasurer

 

Deborah Barrick has taught all levels in public and private schools since 1995. After teaching in both public and private schools in Alabama, Deborah moved to Killeen in 2001 where she taught elementary music at Mountain View and Willow Springs Elementary Schools, and middle school choir at Rancier and Union Grove Middle Schools. She has been the Associate Choir Director at Ellison High School since 2017. Her middle school and high school choirs have consistently earned Division I and Sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations, and in 2015 she was named Killeen ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. In addition to her teaching duties, Deborah is an audition coach for students in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Conservatory of Music and the fine arts facilitator for KISD’s New Teacher Induction. Deborah previously served as the Middle School Coordinator for TMEA Region VIII Vocal Division and is the current Secretary/Treasurer for TMEA Region VIII, handling the accounts for all divisions within the region. Deborah is a member of ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, and TMAA,  as well as an active clinician and adjudicator, and has presented multiple times at TCDA summer conferences. She earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, and her Kodály certification from Killeen ISD with Sheila Donahue and Phyllis King.

 

If elected . . .

I believe service is an important part of being a member of any organization and I would like to serve TCDA as Secretary-Treasurer. TCDA should be a source of resources and inspiration for teachers all over the state of Texas.  If elected, I would like to strengthen the mentoring program for new and young teachers.  I believe all teachers need a great support system to reach their goals.   I would like to see us utilize technology more to reach out to directors all over the state, throughout the year and during conferences.  This kind of outreach could bring more members into our community of learning without being inhibited by distance and/or financial constraints.