Hi! I am Mrs. Collins and I am in a new position this year as the Assistant Band Director at Channelview High School. I am excited to see how much my "Band Babies" have grown since 6th grade.Some information about me ...I have lived on both coasts, but mostly in California because my father was in the Navy. We even lived in Japan for a couple of years while I was in 5th - 7th grade (that was a cool experience). My first major in college was Mechanical Engineering and I have an Associate's Degree in that field from The Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. I was always helping out a friend of mine with her elementary music class and she's the one that suggested that I become a music teacher. So, I changed my major and became a Band Director. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas which is now known as Texas A&M University, Kingsville where I graduated summa cum laude.This school year will be my 23rd year of teaching Band (16th in Channelview) and I have to thank my friend for seeing something in me that I couldn't see for myself. I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and should graduate in May 2013.I am looking forward to having a GREAT year and my door is always open for anyone that has a question, a concern, or just needs someone to listen.