• 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.