OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameJanis L. Dawson
Address6721 Stonycreek Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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Phone(405) 740-9306
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In what year did you retire from teaching?2000
How many years did you teach?38
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - MME - 1971
Southern Nazarene University - Bethany, OK - BME - 1967

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

Advance vocal study with Dr. Bruce Govich at the University of Oklahoma

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

2004-2005 - Duncan High School, OK - Choral, Show Choir
2000-2004 - Heritage Hall, OK - Head of the Music Department, Choral, Show Choir
1971-2000 - Western Heights JH/HS, OK - Head of the Music Department, Choral, Show Choir, Musicals
1968-1971 - Southern Nazarene University - Voice, Music Theory, Women's Choir
1968 - Sarasota Elementary, FL - Third Grade

Teaching Highlights (ensemble accomplishments, personal accomplishments, etc.)

Western Heights Mixed Chorus sang for OMEA convention in 1984
Western Heights Women's Choir sang for OMEA convention in 1990
Western Heights Mixed Chorus sang for OMEA convention in 1996
Western Heights received the OSSAA Sweepstakes 13 years
Heritage Hall received Outstanding Achievement in 2001
Heritage Hall received the OSSAA Sweepstakes for 3 years
Duncan received the Outstanding Achievement in 2005
Choirs performed in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Canada, and the Bahamas

Professional Education Associations

MENC/OMEA - member since 1971
- Vocal Vice President 1988-1990
- President Elect 2001-2003
- President 2003-2005
- Past President 2005-2007

ACDA/OCDA - lifetime member since 1975
- President Elect 1980-1982
- President 1982-1984
- Past President and Editor 1984-1986
- President Elect 1993-1995
- President 1995-1997
- Past President 1997-1999

OMAA member since 1991
- President 1991-1993

TCDA member since 1980

National Federation of High Schools member since 1982
- Music advisory committee for Section VI 1996-2000
- Publication committee 1997-2000

OREA - life member

Personal Honors and Awards

1978 - Western Heights Teacher of the Year
1979 - Outstanding Young Women of America
1982 - OCDA Director of Distinction
1993 - OMEA 25 Years of Distinguished Service
1996 - OMEA Hall of Fame
1997 - OSSAA Outstanding Music Educator Award
1998 - NFHS Outstanding Music Educator (five state area)
2000 - NFHS National Citizen Award
2006 - Southern Nazarene University Outstanding Alumni Award

Retirement Years (jobs, accomplishments, travel, etc.)

Teaching private voice
Singing in the church choir
Contest judge
Volunteer at Bethany MS/HS for nine years

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

6721 Stonycreek Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 740-9306
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