Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Betsy Henderson

Children's Music Ministry Coordinator at First United Methodist of Garland, director of the 5th and 6th grade choir and Orff instructor; formerly Fine Arts Coordinator in Garland ISD Garland, Texas

Education: B. Mus. Ed., Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas; M.A. in Supervision, The University of North Texas, Denton

Honors and awards: Elementary Vice President, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Choral Directors Association; Director, Garland All-City Girls Choir

Prior publications: Author, Share the Music, K–8 (Macmillan/McGraw Hill), The Composers' Special: Teacher's Guide (for video series), Thirty Days to Rhythm, Thirty Days to Melody

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Wrote lessons for Student Book and Teachers Edition, Spotlight on Celebrations section.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for Spotlight on Celebrations sections.
  • Reviewed plans and goals for new series.

Areas of interest/expertise: K–8 music education, choral development and conducting