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Jennifer Alcocer is the head band director at both Basswood Elementary and Sunset Valley Elementary. Prior to these schools, she taught for ten years with the amazing Band team at Indian Springs Middle School and South Keller Intermediate, and two years at Brazoswood High School in Clute, TX. Mrs. Alcocer teaches beginner woodwind and percussion classes and team teaches all ensembles. Bands under her leadership have earned consistent superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest in addition to Best-in-Class awards at various festivals across Texas. Mrs. Alcocer holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where she served as the principal flutist in the Wind Ensemble and after graduation, on the faculty of the Summer Band Camps. In addition, she is a proud alumnus of Drum Corps International, where she performed with the color guard of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver, Colorado. A native of Longview Texas, she currently resides in Fort Worth with her husband Cristian and their two beautiful daughters Carmen and Catherine. "The fact that children can ​make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make children beautiful."​-Lavender​KELLERISD\20701Fine ArtsBand Teacher12/7/2016 8:46:50 AM Photos/Profile Pictures/20701_MThumb.jpgAlcocer, (School code is: BSVBAND - password is your student ID number)5db0ad05-1a3e-48ee-9096-a8a64ae9a8e80d82a37b-9abc-4017-8610-e2a3d6fef1df
My name is Sarah DeVito and I am Basswood's new theatre teacher! I recently graduated from the University of Houston with a BFA in Theatre Education. As a pioneer of this brand new degree at UH, I was one of two graduates from the program! I grew up in Keller ISD and also had the opportunity to student teacher here, so I am thrilled to be back home to begin the next step in my education journey. This year is sure to be an exciting one in theatre! Our students will experience the fundamentals of theatre: character, movement, voice, visual elements, and even different forms of theatre from around the world. While I am excited about teaching the basics, I also look forward to guiding the students to work collaboratively with their peers, and to be able to express themselves with confidence. I am so excited to be a part of BWE this year, and look forward to showing the students the wonderful world of theatre! ​KELLERISD\28039Fine ArtsTheatre Arts Teacher12/7/2016 8:51:31 AM Photos/Profile Pictures/28039_MThumb.jpgDevito, Sarah5db0ad05-1a3e-48ee-9096-a8a64ae9a8e8b4d4eeb3-33a3-4c3a-9546-4f15fa1daaf7
BWE ART Welcome to BWE ART! My name is Michelle Fuller and I am Basswood's art teacher. I graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education and a minor in Spanish. This is my twelveth year teaching elementary art and I have had the privilege to work at BWE since we opened in 2008. I have a very exciting year planned for all my art students! They will learn about the elements and principles of art, art history, different artists and most importantly, how to create art. My students will have the opportunity to creatively express themselves and work with different mediums, such as paint, clay, colored pencils, markers and oil pastels. I look forward to teaching art this year and getting to know your children. I believe learning about art is crucial to our children's' education. I plan to accomplish this objective by introducing my students to projects that are both fun and educational!​ Contact Mrs. Fuller Email- Phone- 817-744-6500 ​KELLERISD\23723Fine ArtsArt Teacher12/7/2016 8:48:30 AM Photos/Profile Pictures/23723_MThumb.jpgFuller, Michelle5db0ad05-1a3e-48ee-9096-a8a64ae9a8e8e0e33c2a-3d9e-4664-99ff-7d3ac3f50ac5
Josh Smith is in his first year of teaching at Basswood Elementary and Sunset Valley Elementary. Mr. Smith is the brass specialist and teaches the beginning brass classes at BWE and SVES. ​Previously, Josh Smith served as the student teacher with the Keller Central cluster bands, taught tuba and other brass private lessons for the Timber Creek cluster, and substituted for over half of the schools in Keller ISD!Growing up in Friendswood, Josh Smith attended Friendswood High School and was selected once as a Texas All-State Tubist. Josh received his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of North Texas where he studied with Don Little, Dennis Fisher, and Nick Williams. He marched with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2014 season and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2013 season.In addition to Mr. Smith’s school duties, he currently resides in the Fort Worth area with his lovely wife, Brandy. They have two greyhounds, Jello and Claudia, and enjoy watching Dallas Stars games.KELLERISD\30422Fine ArtsBand Teacher12/7/2016 8:52:17 AM Photos/Profile Pictures/30422_MThumb.jpgSmith, Josh5db0ad05-1a3e-48ee-9096-a8a64ae9a8e88236bebf-35df-4a2a-900b-acb2949327aa
Hello! My name is Macie Steele and I am the music teacher here at Basswood! While I am newer member to this particular school, I am not so new to Keller. I grew up here and graduated from Keller High School in 2008. Afterward, I attended Tarleton State University as a Music Education major, served as a student teacher for Granbury ISD, and received a Bachelor of Music Education in May 2013 with all-level music certificationI have many plans and great ideas for this program. I want to make sure my students learn and love to sing, dance, play instruments, perform in programs, and even create and perform their own compositions. I love music and I do believe it is a vital part of every student's education.​KELLERISD\28725Fine ArtsMusic Teacher12/7/2016 8:47:28 AM Photos/Profile Pictures/28725_MThumb.jpgSteele, Macie5db0ad05-1a3e-48ee-9096-a8a64ae9a8e83a14e52e-7550-47e2-a1b4-57e174afc3ca