Betsy Howerton, a Martin High School alumna, is in her ninth year at Martin as a choral director. While at Martin, she was honoured to sing with the Chamber Singers at both the Texas Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association Conventions in 2005. Mrs. Howerton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with Honors from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, she studied voice under Kathy McNeil and choral methods under Dr. Carolyn Cruse, as well as performed with the University Choir under the direction of Dr. John Dickson at TMEA in 2008. She was selected as one of the Texas Exes 2012 Rapoport Rising Stars and was awarded the TCDA Young Director of Distinction Award in 2017. Mrs. Howerton is a member of TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She currently serves as the TMEA Region V Secretary and the TMEA Region V Vocal Division Treasurer.