Ms. Kaitlyn Norwood
Ms. Norwood is a Band Director at Rushing Middle School, and teaches beginner trombone, euphonium, tuba, the Concert Band 2, and the Jazz Band.
Ms. Kaitlyn Norwood is an Assistant Director at Rushing Middle School. Ms. Norwood’s responsibilities at Rushing MS include directing the Concert Band II and Jazz Band, assisting with Symphonic Winds and Concert Band I, and teaching beginner trombone, euphonium, and tuba classes. Concert Band II has received superior ratings under her direction.
Prior to her appointment at Rushing Middle School, she student-taught in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD at Colleyville Heritage High School with Gary Barnard, and Colleyville Middle School with Lauren Jones and mentorship from Jolette Wine. During her time at CHHS, she took the concert band to the South Coast Music Festival in Corpus Christi and received unanimous superior ratings.
Ms. Norwood graduated from Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas where she was a three year drum major and received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Texas Christian University. During her four years at TCU, she served as Drum Major of the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band, Trombone section leader, TCU School of Music Ambassador, and Young Band Directors of Texas TCU Representative. She served as a marching technician for two years at Aledo High School with Joey Paul and taught private lessons in Fort Worth ISD throughout college. While at TCU, Ms. Norwood was a member of the Wind Symphony under Mr. Bobby Francis, the Symphonic Band under Mr. Brian Youngblood, the Jazz Ensemble under Mr. Joseph Carter, and the TCU Trombone Choir under Dr. David Begnoche. Her notable performances with the TCU Wind Symphony include the TMEA Clinic and Convention in 2020 and the American Trombone Workshop in 2020 with the TCU Trombone Choir.
Ms. Norwood has served on staff of the TCU Summer Band Camp and SASi The Leadership People for the past few years. Ms. Norwood’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Educators, Young Band Directors of Texas, Tau Beta Sigma, Alpha Delta Pi, and Order of Omega.
Outside of the classroom, Ms. Norwood enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, eating queso, and shopping!