Sally McPhetrige is happy to be the music teacher for Springtown Elementary. "Mrs. M." as she likes to be called, was born and raised in the small town of Stanton, Texas, where her interest and love for music began with her elementary music teachers. Mrs. M completed her high school years in Presidio, Texas where she excelled in the band department.
Sally McPhetrige graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas with a degree in music education. While there, she studied conducting and french horn under the direction of Dr. Robert Tucker. She also traveled with the Howard Payne Brass Choir, which performed all over the country, as well as in Taiwan and South Korea.
Prior to coming to Springtown, Mrs. M was a high school band director in Denton, Texas. She was responsible for teaching the high school symphonic band, A.P. Music Theory, 6th grade beginner trumpet and french horn, as well as assisting with the high school wind ensemble and marching band.
After marrying her husband, Scot, they moved to Springtown the summer of 2004. It was while teaching at Watson Elementary (which is now the SISD administration building) that she fell in love with teaching younger children. Over the next few summers, Mrs. M dedicated herself to becoming a better elementary music teacher by attending music education workshops developed for young children. She has completed all three levels of Kodaly certification, Level 1 Orff certification, First Steps in Music certification and Conversational Solfege certification. Mrs. M is now starting her 16th year of teaching.
Scot and Sally McPhetrige reside in Springtown and attend a local church. Scot is one of the high school band directors in Springtown. He teaches the jazz bands, symphonic band and beginner trumpet in 6th grade, as well as high school marching band. Their first priority is to their family. They have two boys: Gideon is 12 years old and is attending 7th grade at SMS, and Grant is 7 years old and is attending 2nd grade at SES.