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Department of Fine Arts 

Visual & Performing Arts


Director: Phillip Morgan

Secretary: Claudia Espinoza

Suite 237 - Central Administration Building


Fine Arts FAQ's

  • The GCCISD Fine Arts Administration offices are located on the 2nd floor of the GCCISD central administration building in Room 237A.
  • District Fine Arts Office: 281-707-3890


Requestor Name (First, Last) Name of individual requesting a GCCISD Performing Arts Group for their event.
Requester Organization or Business Name of requesting business, entity or organization.
Performance Ensemble Requested Please select which campus performing ensemble that you are requesting for your event.
Requesting Multiple Groups Please list all groups requested here.
Date, Time & Location of Event Please include the date(s), time(s) and location of the event for the scheduling of the group.
Performance Details Please click all details regarding the performance request that apply.

2018-2019 Fine Arts Event Calendar

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Faculty Directories

  • Art
    Name Campus E-mail
    Debbie Gerza Alamo
    Joshua Crowhurst Ashbel Smith
    Crystal Tatum Austin
    Sandra Marquez Banuelos
    Tina Pequeno Bowie
    Harry Barber Carver
    Molly Barr Clark
    Cathy Leija Crockett
    Kelly Bufkin DeZavala
    Myron Lyra Harlem
    Kacey Murray Highlands
    Mindi Garzoria Hopper
    Debbie Crow Lamar
    Kirk Ehlig San Jacinto
    Rebecca Acuna Travis
    Crystal Dobbs Victoria Walker
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  • Art (Visual)
    Name Campus E-mail
    Emily Bissell Baytown Junior
    Jennifer Ciurca Cedar Bayou Junior
    Lance Frazior Cedar Bayou Junior
    Jennifer Martin Gentry Junior
    Tiffany Silverthorne Gentry Junior
    Adriana Crespo Highlands Junior
    Laura Silliman Highlands Junior
    David Aleman Horace Mann Junior
    Kassandra Cantu Horace Mann Junior
    Name Campus E-mail
    Sarah Hernandez (Head) Baytown Junior
    Richard Lewis (Asst.) Baytown Junior
    Cliff Brown (Head) Cedar Bayou Junior
    David Watson (Asst.) Cedar Bayou Junior
    Dwight Watson (Asst.) Cedar Bayou Junior
    David Kim (Asst.) Gentry Junior
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  • Art (Visual)
    Name Campus E-mail
    Brandi Wooster Goose Creek Memorial
    Jason Case Goose Creek Memorial
    Johnna Morris Goose Creek Memorial
    Sharon Vojacek Peter E. Hyland Center
    Canace Morton Robert E. Lee
    Annie Watson Ross S. Sterling
    Darcy McDonald Ross S. Sterling
    Brandie Barraga Ross S. Sterling
    Name Campus E-mail
    Shawn Schultz (Head) Goose Creek Memorial
    Taylor Kollmeier (Asst.) Goose Creek Memorial
    Dr. Joshua Haggerty (Assc.- Percussion) Goose Creek Memorial
    Robert Poulin (Head) Robert E. Lee
    Cassie Smith (Asst.) Robert E. Lee
    Dr. Stefan Ice (Assc. - Percussion) Robert E. Lee
    Brad Comeaux (Head) Ross S. Sterling
    Maggie Denton (Asst.) Ross S. Sterling
    Brent Gibson (Assc. - Percussion) Ross S. Sterling
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Vertical Teams

  • Dr. Antonio Banuelos | HJS

    Harlem | HJS

    Bonnie P. Hopper | HJS

    Highlands Elementary | HJS

    Victoria Walker | HJS

  • Ashbel Smith | HMJ / BJS

    G. W. Carver | HMJ / BJS

    Mirabeau B. Lamar | HMJ / BJS

    San Jacinto | HMJ / BJS

    William B. Travis | HMJ / BJS

  • Alamo | CBJ / GJS

    Stephen F. Austin | CBJ / GJS

    James Bowie | CBJ / GJS

    David Crockett | CBJ / GJS

    Lorenzo De Zavala | CBJ / HMJ

* BJS (Baytown Junior ) | CBJ (Cedar Bayou) | GJS (Gentry) | HJS (Highlands Junior) | HMJ (Horace Mann)

Contact Information

Name Position Email
Phillip Morgan Director of Fine Arts
Claudia Orozco Secretary
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Director, Fine Arts (Visual & Performing)

Phillip Morgan, M.A.

Phillip is currently in his fourth year of service as the Director of Fine Arts (Visual & Performing) for the Goose Creek Independent School District. In this capacity, he oversees the daily operations, curriculum, staff development, budget, and staffing for Music (Instrumental & Vocal), Visual Art, Theatre Arts, Dance and Competitive Speech. He is highly passionate about creating opportunities through the arts in Texas and improving K-12 enrichment education through innovative programs.


Prior to his tenure in GCCISD, Mr. Morgan served as the Director of Fine Arts for the Waco ISD from 2012-2015.  As an classroom instructor, Phillip has served as the Director of Forensics and member of the Communication, Speech & Debate faculty at Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus in Fort Worth.  Mr. Morgan began his teaching career as a theatre arts and speech/debate director in Irving ISD for eight years at MacArthur High School. He remains active as a clinician and adjudicator for theatre arts programs across the State of Texas and has been honored to judge the UIL and TAPPS State One-Act Play contests.


Phillip is married to his amazing wife, Angela Morgan, who serves as a Kindergarten teacher in the Goose Creek CISD. The Morgans reside in Highlands, TX with their beloved daughter, Stella Maxx.


Professional Education

A.S. Theatre Arts, Performance - Paris Junior College

B.F.A. (Honors): Theatre Performance - University of Texas at Arlington

M.A. Business Communications & Leadership - Jones International University

*Ed.D. Administration & Global Leadership - Lamar University (*in Dissertation)


Professional Memberships

He is a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA), Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA), the Texas Art Educators Association (TAEA), Alpha Psi Omega honorary theatre fraternity, the Texas Music Administrators Conference (TMAC) and currently serves as Chair-Elect for (TTAC) the Texas Theatre Administrators’ Conference. Phillip is a lifetime member of (TTAO) the Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials Association. Phillip was selected as the 2018 “Founders Award” by TETA for his service as President-Elect in 2013 and contributions in reestablishing the Board and organization during that time.



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Secretary to the Director, Fine Arts

Claudia Espinoza


Claudia is in her second year as the district secretary of the department.  In her role, she assists Mr. Morgan in the organization of district events, financial processes, facility scheduling and arranging faculty travel across the fine arts programs.  She has been with the district since 2011 and is an integral member of the administration building team.


Claudia is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and loves spending time with her two children, Alexia and Karmine.

Texas Cultural Trust: 2019 State of the Arts Report.pdf

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2019 Fine Arts State Qualifier Listing & Achievements for GCCISD

Jaylee Anderson, Stephen F. Austin ES (Choir).......................TCDA State Elementary Honor Choir (July 2018)

Citlali Lara, Goose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre)....................TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Melissa HerreraGoose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre).........TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Sadie AikenGoose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre).................TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Gabriel BaezaGoose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre).............TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Jesus TorresGoose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre)................TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Christian LewisGoose Creek Memorial HS (Theatre)..........TETA State Playwriting Contest (Sept. 2018)

Morgan BirdsongGoose Creek Memorial HS (Dance).......TDEA All-State Dancer / Founder's Scholarship Winner (Jan. 2019)

Valerie Villafranco, Robert E. Lee HS (Dance).........................TDEA All-State Dancer (Jan. 2019)

McKenzie Comeaux, Ross S. Sterling HS (Choir)....................TMEA All-State Mixed Choir Member (Feb. 2019)

Olivia Cottar, Goose Creek Memorial HS (Choir)....................TMEA All-State Treble Choir Member (Feb. 2019)

Makiyla McKenzie, Ross S. Sterling HS (Choir).......................TMEA All-State Treble Choir Member (Feb. 2019)

Seth Baal, Goose Creek Memorial HS (Choir)..........................TMEA All-State Tenor-Bass Choir Member (Feb. 2019)

Edgar Landa, Goose Creek Memorial HS (Choir)...................TMEA All-State Tenor-Bass Choir Member (Feb. 2019)


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