This group will begin their collaborative journey in 2023/24. We are excited to make new friends through music!
Avery Rabon is excited to start his third year as the Choir Director at Pearland Junior High East! He is entering his sixth year teaching. Mr. Rabon graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Music Education in 2017. While at the University of Houston, Avery was a member of the esteemed Moores School Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber. His choirs have consistently received superior ratings at UIL concert and sightreading, and he also takes pride in helping many students make the region choir each year. He is a vocal soloist at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, and has an extensive background performing multiple operatic roles and choruses. Avery’s father was a Choir Director, and he grew up surrounded by anything and everything musical. He always knew that he would end up with a career in music, and he is incredibly excited to continue educating in Pearland ISD. He will always strive to make sure every student in the program feels included, successful, and proud of the work they produce in the classroom and on stage. Most importantly, he wants to use choir to not only create better musicians and singers, but to teach the value of hard work, collaboration, and striving for excellence.
Courtney Scott is starting her 9th year in public education. She has taught choir at the high school and junior high levels. She grew up in Baytown, Texas and graduated from Sterling High School. After spending 15 years as a stay-at-home mother to her 4 children, she received a Bachelor of the Arts in Music and Religious Studies from the University of Houston, and has recently received her Masters of Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She has spent the last four years at Park View Intermediate, where she has tripled the size of the program and laid a foundation of excellence. She attributes that growth to building rapport with students and providing a positive climate in the choir room. She prides herself on building confidence in her students so that they may achieve success in all aspects of their lives. Courtney married the love of her life, Trey Scott, during the pandemic and they spend their free time with their 6 children and blended family. Courtney enjoys gaming, cooking, and karaoke in her free-time.
Ashley Ellis is starting her 8th year in public education. She has taught choir at the elementary and junior high levels, as well as a long-term substitution in choral music at a high school. She grew up in Mont Belvieu, Texas and graduated from Barbers Hill High School. After graduating she moved hundreds of miles away to to Florida College in Tampa, Florida. While there, Ashley sang and participated in the chamber choir, chorus, band, numerous musicals, and many recitals in the Music Department. She received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida College and moved back to the Houston area after graduation. This is her first year as the new Assistant Choir director at Park View Intermediate School, although she has been with Pasadena ISD for 2 years. She prides herself on building relationships and talents with her students so that they may achieve success and grow and be valued members of their community. She loves watching her students grow and become more confident in themselves through music. Ashley has been married to her best friend, Kent Ellis, for five years and is completely in love with her three-year-old daughter. Ashley enjoys baking, reading, watching tv comedies, and spending time with family in her free time.