Sally Schott graduated magna cum laude from OCW in 1964 and earned her master’s degree from the University of North Texas in 1966.
Schott has been a choral director in Pasadena, Texas since 1965, first at Jackson Intermediate and at South Houston High School since 1974.
Her choirs have won recognition through invitational performances for national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, in Carnegie Hall and for state and regional conventions of the ACDA and the Texas Music Educators Association on 12 occasions. Her groups have also toured abroad.
Schott is a past president and past state vocal chairman of the 7,000 member Texas Music Educators Association. She has been actively involved in developing strategies and implementing lobbying efforts directed at the legislature, State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency.
While at OCW, she was president of the Student Government, Pledge Mistress, President of Eche Sa, a member of Rhythmettes Dance Club, named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, member of Sigma Alpha Iota, member of the Fine Arts Council, member of the Argus staff, a Girls State Alumnae, a member of the Interclub Council and president of the four-state district of Tau Beta Sigma.
Schott is currently the ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for High School Choirs in the seven-state Southwestern Division, on TMEA’s Southwestern Musician Editorial Review Committee and a spokesperson for the Texas Coalition for Music Education.
She is an Outstanding Music Education Alumnus at the University of North Texas, was named High School Teacher of the Year at Pasadena Independent School District, named Pasadena Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator, received the “A Teacher Who Makes a Difference” Award from KTRK-TV in Houston, is a member of the Outstanding Young Women of America, was named a Foremost Woman of the 20th Century and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.