Cindy Kates
Phone: 409-944-1748 Position: Adjunct - Music
Office: FA-219 Title: Adjunct - Music
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Academic Degree Degree/course credits – Date     Other Qualifications
University of South Dakota Administration Higher and
Continuing Education
Doctorate in Education Administration - 5/2000 Texas Principal Certification - 2/2004
University of South Dakota Education (Pre-K Secondary) Specialist in Music Education - 12/1998
University of South Dakota Music Education Masters of Music Education - 5/1995
Howard Payne University Music Education Bachelor of Music Education - 5/1994
San Jacinto College  
Military College    

Galveston College 01/2004 - Current Adjunct Professor Instructed collegiate level woodwinds/piano courses and teach Music Appreciation and American Music courses.
Hitchcock Independent School District 06/2005 - 06/2009 Music Administrator / Band and Choir Director /Dri Designed differentiated instruction and assessment for 6th grade through 12th grade multi-level students in music theory and composition, music history, ear training and sight reading; conducted both symphonic bands and jazz band; launched and implemented new high school drill team program; choreographed routines for the drill team and twirlers; designed and coordinated marching band U.I.L. drills and routines; presented Fall and Spring symphonic band concerts and drill team twirler and color guard shows; planned and prepared for all contest entries; participation in community events including parades and charitable concerts; provided accompaniment for U.I.L. Solo competitions; structured paired peer tutoring practice sessions as well other innovative methods to reach all types of learners; managed classroom efficiently; administered budget expenditures, repairs, music, transportation, uniform acquisition, maintenance; designed curriculum for and implemented beginning choral instruction program.
Texas City Independent School District 06/2005 - 06/2008 Principal Intern Disciplined and counseled students; carried out PDAS observations Professional Growth Plans; facilitated the organization of the Shattered Dreams Program; took part in developing the vision statement for the District Improvement Plan and assisted with the creation of the district and campus policy handbooks; coordinated and carried out fire safety drills in accordance with State Inspection; assisted departments with annual budgeting; helped organize and conduct faculty and ARD meetings; mentored new teachers; discussed reviewed school board policies with team of administrators; filed truancy absentee charges with district truancy officer; helped organize new student orientation and assisted with schedule preparation; conducted graduation audits; carried out administrative duties during school and after school extracurricular activities; obtained information for students about scholarships, financial aid and transcripts.
Texas City Independent School District 06/2000 - 06/2005 Instrumental Music Instructor/Band Director 6th – Instructed and assessed 270 multi-level students in music theory and composition; taught percussion and woodwinds at all grade levels; directed the 6th grade band, the 7th-8th grade band and high school concert band; organized and directed Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Community Pep Band Marching band instruction; collaborated with team to organize and host annual Region U.I.L. marching competition each year; designed program for music majors which included originating and constructing college level courses in music theory; created merit credit program for fine arts; initiated a tutoring program; managed school budget for ordering music instruments and instrument repair. Committees and Activities. State Text Book Adoption Committee – K-12 Fine Arts (Band, Vocal, General Music, Elementary Music, Drama, and Speech) District QuEST Committee Chair of District QuEST; safety committee; Safety and Discipline Committee; National Honor Society Sponsor
University of South Dakota 06/1998 - 5/2000 Teaching Assistant - Education I assisted my tenured professors in instructing graduate and undergraduate courses such as: Theories in Education History of Education and Philosophy of Education. Conducted research, proof-read and edited documents for publication in scholarly journals. Developed and presented seminars on educational theories for faculty students and staff.
University of South Dakota 05/1994 - 06/1995 Lecturer/Teaching Assistant – Music Education Instructed undergraduate Music Education, Orchestra, Jazz Appreciation, Music Appreciation and Music Theory I and II; choreographed for marching color guard and organized South Dakota Youth symphony.
Military Service 06/1988 NCO and Officer of Army and Army National Guard 147th Army Band Maintenance Officer; Non-Biological Chemical Officer (NBC Officer); Small Arms Range Operations Officer; ROTC Cadet Recruiter/Public Affairs Officer; (G5) ARMY and Assistant Chief of Staff (G1).

Factors that lead to job satisfaction among National Guard musicians. 01/2000 UMI Proquest Digital Dissertations. Kates C. A. (2000). Factors that lead to job satisfaction among National Guard musicians. UMI Proquest Digital Dissertations. (University Microfilms No. AAT 9966672).
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