Allison McBrayer

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Bachelor of Science in Education (Baylor University)

Allison McBrayer

Whether you are an artist or a friend of an artist, I am happy to welcome you to our little art corner!

 

I graduated from Baylor University in 2004 with a BSE. After teaching first grade in the Dallas area, I made the move to Houston and the switch to my favorite subject, ART! Since 2017, I have been a proud member of the Texas Art Educators Association and part of the Alief family.

 

My favorite part of teaching art is helping kids explore their imagination and be successful at new things. I love to see their creativity come alive in my class and build a bridge for them in their core classes, like reading, writing, and math. For this reason, you will see varied cultures, elements, and principles of art reflected in our work. Thank you for letting me invest in your students who I hope to see become our future architects, engineers, and fine artists.


 Andrea Trusty

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Bachelor's Degree in Music (Morehead State University) Master's in Music (Rice University)

Andrea Trusty

Ms. Trusty celebrates her 5th year as Best Elementary Music Teacher.
 
Originally from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Ms. Trusty came to Houston on a full scholarship in opera performance, to receive her Master's in Music from Rice University. She was a Semi-Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York, New York. She represented the Mid-South Region of 4 states as the Metropolitan Opera's National Council winner.
Ms. Trusty was the United States finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, Austria. She has taught at the college level, at her alma mater Morehead State University for 2 years. While at Morehead State she taught music history and had a vocal studio.
After pursuing a performance career for many years Ms. Trusty obtained her certification to teach in schools in Texas.
 
She is an active singer in the Houston area, both in opera performance and jazz performance respectively under the pseudonym- Andy Ingram.
She has a cd available on all platforms (youtube, iTunes, etc) with all original music called
"Mess of a Beautiful."
Ms. Trusty enjoys hosting a songwriting workshop with each of her 4th-grade classes to compose their own graduation song.