Williams Middle School Orchestra Directors
Shari Allison, Orchestra Director
My name is Shari Allison and I received my Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where I taught in the University String Project under Don Hammond and Robert Frost. Once I graduated, I taught in Midland, TX for 17 years. During my tenure in the Midland Independent School District, my orchestras were consistent UIL Sweepstakes Award winners, they were chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York as the 2008 National Youth Concert Feature Performers, and were named “National Festival Champions” at the Capitol Music Festival in Washington D. C. and “Grand Champions” at the Lone Star Showcase of Music in Dallas, Texas.
Once I moved to Rockwall, I have been teaching at Williams Middle School. While teaching here, my orchestras have been Sweepstakes Award winning performers for 13 years straight. They were also chosen as a TMEA State Full Orchestra Finalist three times.
In addition to teaching at Williams Middle School, I also teach Orchestra at Hamm Elementary School and Nebbie Elementary School.
I grew up in Colorado, Springs, Colorado. I have 2 children, Alicia (23) and Benjamin (22) and a sweet Catahula Hound Dog named Ari. I enjoy ALL kinds of cooking shows and love to cross-stitch.
Angela Pendleton, Assistant Director
Ms. Pendleton has been teaching in Rockwall since 2011. Previously she was the director in the Lakewood area of Dallas at Woodrow Wilson High School and J.L. Long Middle School.
Ms. Pendleton started teaching in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from The University of Central Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a Minor in German from Oklahoma City University.
Ms. Pendleton is originally from Oklahoma City. Both of her parents are retired music educators in OKC. She has two older siblings: Jeff and his family live in Ventura, CA and Mitch her step-brother lives in OKC.
Ms. Pendleton has a young piebald dachshund named Bailey. She is active in Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women, attends First United Methodist Church, enjoys orchestra performances and documentaries about American History and popular culture