About Me

During my first month at Sallie Humble I came home every day and told my family about all of the fun things we did in music class. At the end of the month I came home and told my wife that I had gotten paid. One of my young children exclaimed "for what?" He just couldn't believe that the fun things I had been describing every day could actually be part of a paying job.

This is my 30th year of teaching, my 29th year to teach in Monroe City Schools and my 28th year to teach at Sallie Humble. This is still a fun job!

I hold a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition. I have served as a consultant on projects at the national, state, and local levels including serving as a writer for the Louisiana Department of Education Arts Curriculum Guide, the development team for the National Core Arts Standards, and most recently, the Louisiana Music Education Working Group which provided recommendations to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) on the future of music education in our state. As a division chair of District I Choral Directors and South Central Regional Music Conference, I have hosted numerous honor choirs and professional development sessions and have worked with several nationally-known clinicians. Here at Sallie Humble I teach general music in grades 3-6 and work with the Sallie Humble Tiger Choir which performs at school and around the community and consistently earns high ratings at festival. In addition, several of our choir members have been selected to be in the Louisiana All State Choir.

When I am not doing my fun job I enjoy spending time with my family (wife, 4 grown children and spouses/SOs, and 3 grandchildren), volunteering with the Boy Scouts where I currently serve as Assistant Council Commissioner for Louisiana Purchase Council and adult Training Chair for 6 parishes in northeast Louisiana, cooking, tinkering in my woodworking shop, and playing with my pets (1 dachshund, 2 cats, and a small flock of chickens). 

If you would like to learn more about me you can go to my Linkedin profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/james-buddy-moore/53/800/663/