is excited to pilot the new choral program at Shadow Creek High School! She was previously the inaugural head choir director at Nolan Ryan Junior High.
A 2008 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, Jennifer was voted as the “Teacher of the Year” for her campus and was the Secondary “Teacher of the Year” for Alvin ISD in 2013-2014. Also in 2013, she received the “Young Director of Distinction” Award from the Texas Choral Directors Association and she served a term as the Vice President for the MS/JH division of TCDA. Jennifer was the TMEA Region XVII MS/JH vocal coordinator for several years and was also honored as a state finalist for an HEB “Excellence in Education” award in 2014.
An active clinician and TMAA adjudicator, her varsity treble choir performed at the Bay Area Chorus Invitational in 2011, her varsity men performed at the "Hear the Future" Invitational with the Houston Chamber Choir in 2016, and Poseidon Chorale performed at the University of Houston High School Invitational in 2018.
Jennifer is the current Region XVII TMEA Vocal Chair, serves on the UIL PML committee, and is a current candidate for President-Elect of TCDA. She resides with her husband John, daughter Lily Kai, and 3 Dachshunds in Pearland.
Mr. Espinoza serves as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at Shadow Creek High School and is the musical director for the all-school musical program. This will be his third year at Shadow Creek High School.
Prior to coming to Shadow Creek, Mr. Espinoza taught at Rodeo Palms Junior High. He was Teacher of the Year for Rodeo Palms for the 2016-2017 School year and was the Rookie Teacher of the Year at Milstead Middle School in Pasadena ISD in 2015.
Mr. Espinoza attended the University of Houston on a vocal scholarship, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. Choirs under his direction receive consistent superior ratings at UIL contest.
He is currently a staff singer at Christ Church Cathedral in Downtown Houston. Frankie has also performed with the Houston Chamber Choir, Cantare, and the Houston Symphony Chorus.