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Meet Marcus Sandifer

Current title/school? K-5 music teacher at Lakewood Elementary

What inspires you to work in Belton ISD? The students I teach, as well as the supportive community, make Belton ISD a great place to work.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I once attended a master class in college for ... playing the triangle! 

What was a pivotal moment in your career? I remember the first time my fifth grade students performed their musical while I sat in the audience. I was watching them, completely memorized, as they flawlessly executed every transition, every song, every set change, without any help from me. This was the moment I realized that my students are so much more capable than people give them credit for and that they will reach whatever goals are set before them, no matter how lofty. I simply give them the tools and opportunity to do so.

Academics? Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce 

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May 31, 2021