Adjunct Instructor, Music Education
Debbie Rawlins, Adjunct Professor of Studies in Music for Children, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Music Education, with Elementary Certification, and a Master of Music Education. She has taught in the Texas public schools for 29 years including Lubbock I.S.D., Bryan I.S.D., Lexington I.S.D., LaPorte I.S.D., Spring Branch I.S.D. and Spring I.S.D. She has had experience in classrooms as a classroom grade-level teacher, music specialist (K-5), middle school general music and high school choir. She has had numerous student teachers from Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Baylor and Texas Tech during her 29 years. She is Orff and Kodály certified and has also been affiliated, as piano accompanist, with the Spring Branch Girls’ Choirs and as a Lead Teacher of the Spring I.S.D. Honor Choir. She has been the Lead Teacher of the Elementary Students’ Performance for the Texas Association of Superintendents and Administrators Convention.
While affiliated with Spring I.S.D., she received the coveted Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award and Teacher of the Year Award. She has also lead New Music Teacher Inservices and been an Elementary Music Consultant for the district.
Formerly an oboist, she has taught, privately, in Lubbock and Bryan, Tx and has performed with the Roswell Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony and Brazos Valley Symphony.
Her affiliations include Phi Delta Kappa, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Rawlins has also been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Believing that volunteer work is extremely important, she has been President, Vice-President and President-Designate of the Spring High School Band Boosters, is Chairperson for the Dickens on Cypress Creek Christmas Market and is Coordinator of the Spring High School Band/Orchestra Spring Splashtown Music Festival.