Directors

    Kimberly Beene is entering her 14th year of teaching and is coming to ACMS from Heritage Middle School in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. She previously taught in Hays CISD, Leander ISD and Richardson ISD.  Ensembles under her direction have consistently received UIL “Sweepstakes” awards and have been named “Best In Class” at various music festivals in Texas. In 2017, the Heritage Middle School Honors Band was selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project.

    Mrs. Beene graduated Summa Cum Laude and received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas State University. Her primary instrument is the flute. During her time at Texas State, Mrs. Beene was a drum major for the Bobcat Marching Band, member of the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra for four years, and was awarded the Outstanding Senior in Instrumental Education by the music education faculty. 

    Mrs. Beene is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, and the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

    Mrs. Beene is an active member of the professional music education community. She has presented clinics at various professional conferences, including the Texas Music Education Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association conventions, and at the Young Educators Seminar at SMU. Mrs. Beene resides in Carrollton with her husband Phil (a percussion instructor in Frisco ISD) and their cat Widget. 

Mrs. Beene's office phone is 972-350-2518, email is best: BeeneK@lisd.net




    Mrs. Sarah Ayoub is entering her eighth year teaching, all as the assistant band director at Arbor Creek Middle School. Her responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band, assisting with the Honors Band and Jazz Band, and teaching all of the beginner brass classes. The ACMS Symphonic Band is a consistent UIL Sweepstakes winner and has received Runner Up and Best In Class awards at the Beach Within Reach Festival, and was named a 2016 Citation Winner in the Citation of Excellence presented by the Foundation for Music Education.
    A native of Plano, TX, Mrs. Ayoub graduated from Plano East Senior High School and her primary instrument is euphonium. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from Baylor University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mrs. Ayoub completed her student teaching in LISD with the Lewisville High School band cluster.


    While at Baylor, Mrs. Ayoub was a very dedicated member of the Golden Wave Marching Band and served as a drum major her senior year. She was also involved with the Courtside Players pep band and was a four-year member of the Baylor Wind Ensemble. She currently plays euphonium with the Carrollton Wind Symphony and has been a member since fall 2013.
    Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon. Mrs. Ayoub is a very spirited Baylor fan and loves watching football. She is a proud supporter of the Hebron Band and loves working in the ACMS community. Mrs. Ayoub lives in Flower Mound with her husband, Kyle Ayoub, a band director at Flower Mound High School. 

Mrs. Ayoub's office phone is 972-350-2516, email is best: AyoubS@lisd.net.

    

    Mr. Zach Houston is entering his third year as the Hebron Cluster Director of Percussion. Mr. Houston was previously Director of Percussion at North Mesquite High School from 2015-2018. 
After graduating from Mesquite ISD, Zach attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance.

    During his time in Lubbock, Zach served as an adjunct percussion staff member for Lubbock ISD and Frenship ISD where his responsibilities included working with drumlines, teaching private lessons, as well as, overseeing UIL performance preparation. While at Texas Tech, Mr. Houston served as a teaching assistant for the world-renowned Goin’ Band from Raiderland! Zach also enjoyed performing with groups at the College Band Director National Association Annual Conference (CBDNA), the Percussive Arts Society Annual Convention, and Texas Music Educators Annual convention. As a percussionist, Mr. Houston has experience in various different mediums including: steel drums, percussion ensembles, wind ensemble, orchestra, and jazz band. Mr. Houston is a member of Texas Music Educators Association and Percussive Arts Society.

    In his spare time Mr. Houston enjoys listening to music, playing in various small combo groups around town, and spending time with friends.

Email Mr. Houston for conference times. HoustonZ@lisd.net