A familiar face will soon fill a newly created position in the Sherman Independent School District. District officials announced Thursday that Kalyn McAlester has been named the district’s new fine arts coordinator.
The new position comes as the district’s fine arts programs have grown in recent years and the district wants to hire someone to help support these programs.
“We have amazing fine arts programs at Sherman ISD,” said SISD Superintendent Tyson Bennett. “As our fine arts programs continue to grow, this position will be crucial in supporting our staff and promoting our students as they perform in our community, state and nation.
“Kalyn’s energy, passion and positive approach, along with her experience as a campus administrator, head of fine arts programs and her accolades as a performer will make her the perfect fit for this post.”
McAlester brings with her to this new position experience from elementary through high school education with roles ranging from teacher to instructional coach and campus administration. For the past eight years she has worked with Sherman ISD, most recently as Vice Principal at Fairview Elementary School.
McAlester is an accomplished musician who has performed around the world since childhood. In addition to singing and playing several instruments, she is also good at dancing and sign language and has experience as a sound technician.
“I have an unwavering passion for the fine arts,” she said. “They are the secret weapon behind academic excellence. My life has been heavily influenced by attending a thriving fine arts program, from growing up with parents who were musicians to attending Dallas