Mr. Jarred Dodd
Jarred Dodd is Head Band Director at Rushing Middle School, in Prosper Texas. His responsibilities at Rushing MS include: directing the Symphonic Winds, assisting with Concert Bands I and II as well as the Jazz Band, and teaching beginner oboe, bassoon, trumpet, and horn classes. Mr. Dodd has served as head director of Rushing Middle School since opening the school in 2020. Ensembles under his direction have consistently earned superior ratings in Texas UIL competition and local festivals and have helped to develop a number of TMEA All-State musicians. Most recently, the Rushing MS Symphonic Winds earned recognition as a state semi-finalist in TMEA Honor Band competition and as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence by the Foundation for Music Education.
Mr. Dodd began his musical career as a trumpet student of Kelley Fletcher in Sulphur Springs, TX and was a two-time member of the Texas All-State Band. He received his B.A. in Music Education from Texas Tech University, studying with Dr. Sarah McKoin and Dr. Keith Dye. While at TTU, Mr. Dodd was a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and the athletic bands. He began his teaching career in Frenship ISD working closely with friend and mentor, June Bearden who was the first to instill his love for working with Middle School students.
Mr. Dodd is a lifelong learner and completed his Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in April of 2023 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been a presenter at Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association conventions, and is an active member of both organizations.
Mr. Dodd and wife Alison, a fellow educator, enjoy spending time with their two children, Spencer and Hannah.