Phone: 469-219-2165 ext. 72264
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Mrs. Dena Anderson
Welcome to Reynolds Middle School Choir! I have lived in Plano, TX since 2014 after moving from Longview, TX. I began teaching Choir at Reynolds MS in 2016. This will be my 3rd year as the Choir Director at Reynolds MS and my 12th year as a Texas educator. Besides teaching middle school choir, I have also taught elementary music, special education, private voice and flute lessons.
In 2016-17, we had some great successes in our Choir program. Our 6th Grade Choir performed at the Sandy Lake Funfest and received a Superior 1st Division rating! AND to top it off, out of the 23 elementary/middle school choirs that performed that day, the Reynolds MS 6th Grade Choir earned the Outstanding Choir of the Day!! Our 7th & 8th Grade Choirs also achieved the highest rating at our Region 25's UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest! Our Men's Choir received a Division 2 in Concert and a Division 1 in Sight Reading! Our Chamber Choir (non-varsity girls) and our Reynolds Chorale (varsity girls) both received the highest honor awarded - SWEEPSTAKES (Division 1 in both Concert and Sight Reading)!! This was a 1st time achievement for the Reynolds MS Choir program!
In 2017-18, we continued those traditions of high ratings with our 6th Grade Choir (made up of 95 students) receiving a Superior 1st Division rating at Sandy Lake Funfest! Our 7th & 8th Grade Choirs also brought back some hardware after the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest. Men's Choir and Reynolds Chorale both received Division 1 in Sight Reading and Division 2 in Concert! Chamber Choir received the coveted SWEEPSTAKES award yet again this year!!
Personally, I have been married for 21 years to my incredible husband, Jeff (Aggie alumni). We have 3 children: Danielle is a freshman in college studying to become a physical therapist, Megan is a sophomore at Prosper HS who wants to become a professional soccer player, and Ryan is in 7th grade at Reynolds. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my younger 2 children to and from FC Dallas soccer practices, games, and tournaments all over the country. This year, we traveled to Las Vegas, Denver, and North Carolina! I also love a good comedian, the beach, and the outdoors!
I have a passion for teaching and encouraging middle school students to reach their highest potential! As a director, I set my expectations HIGH because I believe anything less is not fair to a child....they all deserve to have someone believe they can achieve greatness!
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Greenville College (Greenville, IL)
1-8 Social Studies
EC-12 Special Education
Kodaly Level 1
2017-18 Tutorial Schedule
Please schedule your time with me prior to coming.
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 7:40-8:05am
Mon, Tues 3:30-4:00pm
1st 6th Grade Choir
2nd Men's Choir
3rd Chamber Choir
4th 6th Grade Choir
5th Lunch Duty
6th 6th Grade Choir
7th Reynolds Chorale
Parent Conference Times
Mon, Tues, Fri: 2:40-3:25pm