Pauline Sexton for High School Vice President

Pauline Sexton is in her 25th year as a music educator in Texas public schools and in her first year as Head Choir Director at Grapevine High School.  Before recent relocation to the DFW metroplex, she opened Robert Vela High School in Edinburg where her choirs received consistent Sweepstakes awards at UIL and “Best In Class” and first division ratings.  Prior to that, she served as Associate Director at Nikki Rowe High School in McAllen, Head Director at De Leon Middle School and Travis Middle School, also in McAllen ISD, and as Elementary Music Specialist at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Edinburg CISD.  She has served as Elementary Division Chair, Vocal Division Middle School Secretary-Treasurer, and Vocal Division Chair for TMEA Region XV.  She also served at the TMEA State Convention as Soprano Section Leader for the All-State Mixed Choir in 2017.  In McAllen she held positions as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church and soprano section singer at First United Methodist Church.  Pauline provided summer in-service for elementary music specialists in PSJA ISD and was a Section Leader for the Summer All-State Prep Camps at Texas State University and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley  Pauline holds memberships in TCDA, TMEA, and TMAA and holds a BS degree in Music from Texas A&M Commerce.

If elected...

I am honored to be nominated in the company of such incredible colleagues. TCDA has always been a supportive influence in my life.  In the late ‘80’s when I was a member of the Berkner High School Choir in Richardson, my director, Glenda Casey, was TCDA President.  We watched her and learned from her, and only had an idea of how lucky we were to be there.  Serving TCDA would be a privilege, especially in this exciting time of transition and growth.  As I enter the last third of my career, I would like to spend my time giving back to TCDA and our family of colleagues.  If elected, I will join the Board to provide the best opportunities for professional growth and personal connections that keep us going. TCDA is responding to this time of change and challenge, and I am excited to be a part of it!