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 said "I got paid today." One of my young children said "for what?" He couldn't believe that the fun things I described could actually be part of a paying job.

This is my 28th year to teach in Monroe City Schools and my 27th year to teach at Sallie Humble. This is still a fun job!

I hold a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I have served as a consultant on projects 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 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 home I work with the Sallie Humble Tiger Choir which performs at school and around the community and consistently earns high ratings at festival.

When I am not doing my fun job I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering with the Boy Scouts where I currently serve as Assistant Council Commissioner for Louisiana Purchase Council and adult Training Chair for Pioneer District, cooking, playing with my pets (1 dachshund, 2 cats, a small flock of chickens) and tinkering in my woodworking shop.

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/