TMAC Past President, 2022-2023
Dinah recently retired as the Director of Vocal and Elementary Music for the Fort Worth ISD, overseeing 134 music programs. Prior to her appointment in Fort Worth, Dinah served as conductor/lecturer at Baylor University from 2013-2015 and was the Choir Director at Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas from 1995-2013. Choirs under her direction performed at the 2005 and 2009 TMEA Conventions and the 2007 and 2013 national ACDA conventions, as well as several European performance opportunities.
Dinah's passion for public school education has led her to work in organizations that promote and support equitable fine arts programs for all teachers and their students. She has served in leadership roles in the Texas Music Educators Association, the UIL Prescribed Music Committee, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. She currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Texas Fine Arts Administrators.
Dinah received her BFA from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Conducting from Texas State University. Dinah is a frequent UIL judge, clinician, voice teacher/coach, teacher consultant, and professional development presenter. She and her husband, Christopher, are devoted to their 3 children and wonderful spouses, and 3 grandchildren who they spend as much time with as is humanly possible!