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Lauren Bain is a kind, compassionate leader with a heart for doing what’s best for kids. This is likely a big reason why she is not only the current President of KET, but also was New Braunfels ISD District Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2018, the 2019 TEA Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for the HEB Excellence in Education Award in 2019. Lauren teaches K-5 elementary music at Carl Schurz Elementary in New Braunfels, Texas. She attended Trinity University where she received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, a Bachelor of Music Education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Lauren completed her Kodály certification at Texas State University and her Orff-Schulwerk certification at Trinity University. For more about Lauren, visit the
Lauren’s KET Bio
Songs with a Questionable Past – compiled by Lauren McDougle
OAKE Music Resource Sheet
Article: Giving Cultural Context to Teaching Native American Music (from Decolonizing the Music Room), written by Michelle McCauley
Kodály Educators of Texas: Surviving Online Teaching Panel Discussion (eligible for 1 hour CPE credit in TX)
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Website