State Board Election Results
Dr. John B. Wayman
John B. Wayman is in his fifth year as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his doctorate in Fine Arts: Music Education and Masters in Music Education from Texas Tech University. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Wayland Baptist University.
Dr. Wayman comes back to Texas after teaching in Georgia, where he was Coordinator of Music Education at Young Harris College. While in Georgia, Dr. Wayman served two years as the State Research Chair for Georgia Music Educators Association. Before his work in higher education, Dr. Wayman taught high school choir in Dallas, Texas, and the Irving Children's Choir and high school choir in Irving, Texas. During his time as a public school teacher, Dr. Wayman served two years as TMEA Region 20 - Vocal Chair.
Dr. Wayman's research interests include pedagogy and development of the adolescent male voice, teacher preparation and curriculum in music education, and choral success in urban schools. He is passionate about sharing the power of music as both an art and science. He has served the last six years on the Music Educators Journal Advisory Board as a reviewer. His work has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, Teaching Music, Texas Music Educators Journal, Georgia Music News, and Ala Breve: Alabama Music Education Journal. He has presented numerous conferences, including the NAfME Bienniel Conference, Society for Music Teacher Educators, International Society for Music Educators, Pan-African Society for Musical Arts Education, and Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, New Mexico, and Louisiana MEAs.
I feel I could bring a unique perspective to the organization. I have grown up and taught in the Texas MEA system; additionally, I have also personally experiences the value of the NAfME system in and out of the state as a teacher-educator and can vouch for its valuable contributions. As a united entity through NAfME-Texas, much has and con continue to be accomplished. I wish to represent our pre- and in-service teachers, as well as the students we serve and empower them through our organization harmoniously uniting as one voice in advocacy across the nation. As educators and artists, we know the importance of music in our schools and merit such a platform to share with others.
Dr. Beverly Johnson Chinn
Beverly Johnson Chinn currently serves as Director of Choral Music/Music Studies at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas Independent School District. A career educator, Dr. Chinn is passionate about the teaching learning process. Her career has spanned 36 years, and she has served on all levels of education, elementary through college. For seven years, she served in the central office in Lancaster Independent School District, working in teacher training and support in the areas of Fine Arts and Advanced Academics.
In her current position, she teaches choral and music studies classes (piano and music theory) and serves as the department chair. She is also serving in leadership for the new Fine Arts Collegiate Academy on the campus. Dr. Chinn is the Co-Advisor for the Wilmer-Hutchins High School Tri-M Chapter.
One of her greatest joys, in addition to teaching student musicians, Dr. Chinn enjoys mentoring and providing professional development for young teachers, as well as veteran colleagues. Throughout her career, she has served as a mentor for many novice teachers, both formally and informally. In recent years, she has provided professional development at the district level in the areas of vocal/choral technique, assessment, and teacher observation/evaluation protocol. She also wrote the current Dallas ISD curriculum documents for Secondary Choral and Music Studies.
Throughout her career, Dr. Chinn's choirs have earned superior ratings in the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight-Reading Contests. She has consistently placed students in All-Region Choirs, as well as had students earn placement in All-State Choirs. Dr. Chinn was the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year of her campus. In that
same year, she was named the Dallas Metroplex Musician's Association (National Association for Negro Musicians) Hall of Fame for a career of outstanding service in music education and her local community.
Dr. Chinn's educational background includes Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Therapy from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and a Master of Music Education degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas, Denton. Her professional affiliations include NAfME, TMEA, and ASCD.