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Bachelors of Instrumental Music from the University of New Orleans.

Mrs. Mary Lou Walker Kellis

 

Teaching Orchestra is my Superpower. My students are my motivation for teaching for the past 35 years.  I love teaching beginning students how to play the violin, viola, cello and bass. And then watch their talent mature through high school and then college.  My students perform 2 major concerts a year and compete in many local festivals. I have a Bachelors of Instrumental Music from the University of New Orleans.


Owens Choir and General Music Teacher

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Bachelor of Arts in Music and Spanish, and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Houston Baptist University

Mrs. Darlene Gamiochipi

 

I have been teaching since 2008 in Alief Independent School District. I taught at Petrosky Elementary for 3 years and the rest I have been teaching at Owens Intermediate. I am fortunate and blessed to be teaching what I love ... Music! I am a wife, mom, and Nana! Our life is centered around church and family. I love spending time with family; I love music; I love baking pies; I love to read; I love watching movies; and I love chocolate! My favorite places to vacation are Mexico and Florida. I love all things Disney!


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Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Photography

Mrs. Tiffany Kowalski

 

Hello Parents and Young Artists!


I’m Mrs. Kowalski and I have been teaching art for over 5 years, however I have worked with children since I was a senior in high school. I grew up in Alief and attended Youens Elementary, Alief Middle, and Elsik High School. In addition to being an art teacher I am also a professional photographer and artist.


As an artist, I recognized how important it was to allow students to have creative control over what they create. This realization led me to start teaching choice based art classes. I teach the TAB method or Teaching for Artistic Behavior. In this type of class students learn how to THINK like an artist. Students take control of their learning by choosing their own art projects and they are given the opportunity to experiment with a variety of art media and styles. Each week I teach them the The Elements of Art and The Principles of Design. However, when it comes down to what my students create, it's completely their choice!


Owens Band Director

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Bachelor of Music Education (Sam Houston State University) Master of Music Performance (University of Houston) Professional Studies Diploma (Manhattan School of Music)

Mr. Sam Singeltary

 

I am originally from Houston, TX and began playing trumpet at age 11. After graduating from Cy-Fair High School, I went on to major in music education at Sam Houston State and eventually went on to obtain a masters degree in music performance. I was also a professional studies candidate at the Manhattan School of Music. I have performed with numerous ensembles across the country including the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, and the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. Currently I teach band at Owens Intermediate School in Houston, TX.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting Performance Master of Science: Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Ms. Mara McGhee

 

Welcome the Theatre Arts!

I am an actor, director, producer, and educator. I have have performed, directed, and produced over 200 productions in my 20+ years of experience. I am excited to share my passion for theatre and engage the next generation of theatre lovers and makers.