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Choral Staff

Angela Lemere
Dorman High School Choral Director
District Six Choral Coordinator
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Angela Lemere is Spartanburg School District Six Choral Coordinator and Director of Choral Activities at Dorman High School where she conducts Chamber Singers, Dorman Singers and Concert Chorus, and collaborates with middle and elementary choral programs. She also serves as artistic director and conductor of Greenville Chamber Singers. Her choral experience includes working with choral ensembles involving elementary through adult singers of public school, church and community choirs.

Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher, Music / Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Wingate University, and a Master of Music in Music Education degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
 
Angela has conducted choral ensembles that have received superior ratings in state and national festivals. She has served as a choral clinician, adjudicator and presented at conferences associated with ACDA and MEA. In addition to being an active member of SCMEA and SC ACDA, Angela has held the offices of SCMEA Choral Division Treasurer and SC ACDA President.

She and her husband Brian live in Moore, SC.


Glenda N. Snead
Dorman High School Associate Choral Director
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Glenda N. Snead has been Associate Choral Director at Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina for seven years. Prior to her time at Dorman, she taught nine years at Dawkins Middle School, one of three middle schools which feeds into Dorman High School. In addition to her employment with Spartanburg County School District 6, Glenda has taught in three private schools and served on the staff of several churches. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2008. She graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Church Music. Glenda currently serves as a member of the Greenville Chamber Singers and is Music Director for Bethany Baptist Church in Spartanburg.  She has previously served as Treasurer for the SC Music Educators Association Choral Division and on the SCMEA Middle School Committee. 

 

Glenda has three grown sons and daughter-in-laws and one granddaughter.


 
Madeline Jurek
Dorman Freshman Campus Choral Director
Technology Trainer
2015-2016 District Six Teacher of the Year
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Maddie Jurek is in her 10th year of teaching and her 8th year at Dorman High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Choral Music Education from Converse College and her Master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University. Maddie received National Board Certification in 2012 in Early Adolescence/Youth Choral Music. She has served on standards revisions teams for Choral music for the SC State Department of Education as well as National Board Professional Teaching Service.


She is currently the Choral Director at Dorman Freshman Campus where she teaches Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Mixed Advanced Chorus preparing students for several concerts, competitions, and tours throughout the year. Maddie is actively involved in the South Carolina Music Educator’s Association, South Carolina American Choral Directors Association and the Palmetto State Teachers Association. In 2017, Maddie was named as an Emerging Leader for the South Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has served as the site coordinator for the Upstate Choral Solo Ensemble Festival for five years.


Maddie was named the 2014-2015 Dorman Freshman Campus Teacher of the Year and the 2015-2016 Spartanburg School District Six Teacher of the Year. As District Teacher of the Year, she served on the Spartanburg School District Six Teacher Forum where she facilitated an upstate teacher forum event titled “Engaging our Collective Voice” that hosted Molly Spearman, SC State Superintendent of Education. Currently she is a student at Clemson University where she is working on her PhD. In Educational Leadership.


In her free time, Maddie enjoys reading, running, hiking/spending time outdoors with her husband Kyle, her son -Benjamin and daughter- Allison.

 
  
Alvetta Smith
District Six Fine Arts Support Staff
 
 

Alvetta Smith is no stranger behind a microphone or on a stage. This former beauty queen, cover model, spokes model, and multi talented singer/songwriter has been performing since her childhood and sharing her talents worldwide.  In following her dreams, she has had the chance to travel all over the United States, as well as Germany and Japan.

 

Alvetta graduated from Converse College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Music (Voice Performance) and Business Administration.  After pursuing her degree, she circulated through Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA and managed to land commercials, plays, film roles, music videos and featured model spots. 

 

Her most recent performance experience was the hit stage show “Big Band Beat” on the Broadway Music Theater Stage at the Tokyo Disney Resort.  She had the opportunity to perform not once, but twice (invited) to sing for an audience that seats 1500 every show.  She currently works in the Fine Arts Department at Dorman High School as support staff.  Alvetta has also served as a judge for Dorman’s Got Talent, Poetry Out Loud, Co-Director of Annie the Musical, Music Director of Shrek the Musical and Alice in Wonderland Jr. and is currently the director of the Dorman High School Gospel Choir. 

 

Alvetta continues to perform at her church and in the community whenever an opportunity presents itself.

 

Elizabeth Hoffee

Gable Middle School Choral Director

 

Mrs. Hoffee is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Gable Middle School in Roebuck, South Carolina.  Mrs. Hoffee is a 2003 graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina with a dual degree in Choral and Instrumental Music Education.  She has also completed graduate courses at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey in Voice Pedagogy and Performance.  Mrs. Hoffee is a member of the South Carolina Music Educations Association, the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association.  Additionally she also holds certification for the Gifted and Talented.  She is in her thirteenth year of teaching middle school choral music.  During her teaching career, her students have maintained superior ratings at SCMEA Solo and Ensemble Music Festival and State Choral Festival.  Her students have placed fifth or higher overall for nine consecutive years at the South Carolina State Choral Festival and has also received a Superiors with Distinction. Many of Mrs. Hoffees students participate in the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs each year.  Elizabeths students have traveled to Washington, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida where theyve placed first in national choral competitions with superior ratings.
As a music educator, Elizabeth received the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award in 2008 from the South Carolina Choral Directors Association for her work and dedication to choral education.


Mrs. Hoffee is the mother of three precious children who keep her on her toes, Lily(6), Aiden(5) and Grace(2).  In her spare time, she enjoys singing, studying opera and performing.  She is very active at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC where she resides.

 

Ann Marie Robinson
Fairforest Middle School Choral Director
 
 

 

Mrs. Ann Marie Robinson has been the choral director at Fairforest Middle School for 4 years. This year, she has also begun to teach two classes of musical theater as well. Mrs. Robinson earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Furman University, and has graduate study hours in music technology, Baroque choral music, conducting, and integrating the arts into the core curriculum from Appalachian State University, Winthrop University, and Clemson University.

 

Mrs. Robinson has earned Talented and Gifted student endorsement, and has completed the curriculum for Compassionate Schools and Resilient Students.

 

Mrs. Robinson has taught middle school and high school chorus and general music in Greenville County, Chester County, Fairfield County, and Spartanburg District Six.

 

Mrs. Robinson enjoys reading, tutoring, singing in her church choir, and spending time with her family. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband, Glenn, as well as her children – Lauren, Julia, and Brandon.

 

Sarah Wahl

Dawkins Middle School

 

Mrs. Wahl is the Director of Choral Activities at R.P. Dawkins Middle School in Moore, South Carolina.  Mrs. Wahl is a graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in Choral Education.  She is currently completing graduate courses at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and plans to graduate in May 2018 with a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision.  

 

Mrs. Wahl is a member of the South Carolina Music Educations Association, the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association.  She is in her seventh year of teaching middle school choral music. In those seven years, she has taught in Lexington School District One, Spartanburg School District Five, and Spartanburg School District Six. Many of Mrs. Wahl’s students participate in the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs each year as well as the South Carolina Choral Performance Assessment.

 

Mrs. Wahl is the mother one to beautiful baby girl, Nora. Mrs. Wahl, her husband Stan, and her daughter reside in Simpsonville, South Carolina.