Lovejoy Choral Faculty & Staff

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Cathy Koziatek
Director of Choirs
Lovejoy High School

972-742-8790
cathy_koziatek@lovejoyisd.net
Cathy Koziatek is in her 20th year as a choral music educator, and her 26th year as a teacher. This will be her fifth year as Director of Choirs at Lovejoy High School. She spent 13 years at Plano West Senior High School as Associate Director of Choirs and AP Music Theory teacher. In addition to team teaching the large choral ensembles, Ms. Koziatek directed the mixed and women’s a cappella groups who received acclaim for their performances of student-created arrangements of contemporary pop hits. Choirs under her direction have sung at the Texas Music Educators Association convention and have been selected to sing at the Southwest divisional conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Her choirs have been consistent sweepstakes winners at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Competition, and many of her students earned placement through audition in the Texas All-State Choir. Ms. Koziatek is a frequent adjudicator and clinician in schools around the Metroplex; she is often sought for her expertise in vocal technique and development. Ms. Koziatek has served several positions in Region 25 including High School Vocal Division Chair. She is a member of TMEA, TCDA and TMAA.

After many years of teaching juniors and seniors, Ms. Koziatek started a new path in her career: for two years, she taught 5th grade general music and 6th grade choir at Sloan Creek Intermediate School in Lovejoy ISD where she also conducted a 5th grade choir and co-directed the Lovejoy Children’s Choir. Her 6th grade choir performed for U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson and Texas Representative Scott Sanford and received accolades for superior performance at local festivals.

Ms. Koziatek received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance with related fields in Music Theory and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas where she later earned her K-12 music certification. Ms. Koziatek holds Kodàly certification in both the traditional and choral track. She taught voice lessons for several years before moving to classroom teaching, and she continues to sing professionally around Dallas. Ms. Koziatek has been the Assistant Conductor of the Women’s Youth Chorus of Greater Dallas and frequently serves as a substitute for WYCGD/YCGD ensembles.

Outside of school, Ms. Koziatek enjoys creative pursuits such as crocheting and redecorating her house. She is also a dog person who loves to spend time with her own furry child, Bijou, a Bichon Frisé.

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Kelly D’Souza
Associate Director of Choirs
Lovejoy High School

972-742-8791
kelly_dsouza@lovejoyisd.net
Kelly D’Souza is thrilled to begin her third year as the Associate Director of Choirs at Lovejoy High School! Prior to her appointment at Lovejoy High School, Ms. D’Souza served as the Assistant Choir Director at Ted Polk Middle School in Carrollton-Farmer’s Branch Independent School District.

Ms. D’Souza graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education. While at UNT, she sang under the direction of Dr. Richard Sparks as a member of the University Singers as well as the jazz ensemble, West End, directed by Dr. Cindy Bourquin Dicken. This summer, Ms. D’Souza began her master’s in Music Education at the University of North Texas.

Ms. D’Souza grew up in the area, and is a proud product of the tradition of excellence in choral music as a former Texas All-State Choir member. She continues her passion for performing by singing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus. She is an active member of TMEA, TCDA, and ACDA.

Outside of school, Ms. D’Souza enjoys living an active lifestyle and spending time with her family and friends. Additionally, she loves traveling and can’t wait to plan her next adventures every summer.

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Hannah Brewton
Director of Choirs
Willow Springs Middle School

469-742-8490
hannah_brewton@lovejoyisd.net
Hannah Brewton is in her second year as the Choir Director at Willow Springs Middle School. Originally from Georgia, Mrs. Brewton moved to Dallas last year after two years of teaching middle school choir and show choir in Athens, Georgia.

Mrs. Brewton graduated magna cum laude from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2015. She was a member of the University Chorus and the Max Noah Singers, both under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Flory.

Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Brewton enjoys traveling, running, and reading. She is an avid fan of her hometown Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Brewton lives in Lower Greenville with her husband Tyler. She is so excited to be singing with the 2019-2020 Willow Springs Choirs!

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Francisco Martinez
Director of Choirs
Sloan Creek Intermediate School

469-742-8363
francisco_martinez@lovejoyisd.net
Frankie Martinez is a composer, trombonist, tenor vocalist, and educator living in the DFW Metroplex, where he currently serves as Director of Choirs and Music at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Before joining Lovejoy ISD, he worked in Allen ISD as a long-term substitute choir director for the Allen High School Choirs.

Frankie graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas in December 2018. He was a member of the University Singers under the direction of Dr. Richard Sparks and Dr. Lindsay Pope, West End vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Andrew Evangelista and Dr. Justin Binek, and the 4 O’Clock Lab Band under the direction of Colleen Clark.

Outside of school, Frankie continues to participate in ensembles around the DFW Metroplex, including the Lewisville Civic Chorale, and actively writes new music while remaining unpublished by choice. He enjoys learning about the art of debating, sciences, and various other topics from transportation to technology. Additionally, he is currently learning Italian and French language, while refining what he knows in Spanish.