Hello My Name Is...
Becky Walker, alias "BWOK"
A little bit about me...
*Born and raised in Tupelo, MS-Home of Elvis Presley
*Graduated from Tupelo High School-Home of the Tupelo Golden Wave in 1972
*Graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Music Education in 1976
*Happily married for 40 years to Larry C. Walker of Booneville, MS
*One son-Chad Walker-graduated from University of South Carolina when he was on athletic scholarship and played under the legendary Lou Holtz. Chad graduated Cum Laude and is presently Sargeant in law enforcement in the city of Columbia, SC.
*I have begun my 39th year in teaching music this year; one year was in Starkville, MS, two years at Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA,one year as music educator at Oak Grove Elementary in Cherokee County, GA, ten years at Cherokee High School in Canton, GA as choral director and twenty-six years as choral director for Douglas Middle and High schools. I have been fortunate to work with Dr. Lloyd Pfautsch, Dr. Donald Stafford, and Miss Judith MacMillian just to name a few in the choral music world.
*I am a member of the Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, Alabama Vocal Association, Alabama Music Educators Conference, Sigma Alpha Iota, National Educators Association, MCEA, and Alpha Delta Kappa.
*I have been blessed to be awarded the following roles as officers and awards:
2016 Alabama Excellence in Education Award
2014-2016 Alabama State Altruistic Chairman for Alpha Delta Kappa
2015 International Music Director for Alpha Delta Kappa in Salt Lake City, Utah
State Altruistic Chairman for Alpha Delta Kappa 2012-2014
Selected State Chaplain-2010-2012- Alabama Alpha Delta Kappa
Chairman of the International Fine Arts Grant Board- 2009-2015 - Alpha Delta Kappa
President of Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa-2014-1016
President of Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa -2008-2010
Alabama State Altruistic Chairman for Alpha Delta Kappa - 2008-2010
Marshall County Secondary Teacher of the Year- 2007-2009
Douglas High School Teacher of the Year-2007-2008
Walmart Teacher of the Year-2004
True American Hero Award presented by the American National Guard-2007
Unsung Hero of Marshall County-2004
Thirty-five years of Outstanding Leadership in Music Education presented by the National MENC 2013
Veterans Day Proclamation presented by President George W. Bush-2001
Selected as Teacher of the Year-Cherokee High School, Canton, GA
Selected as Woman of Distinction-Cherokee County, GA
*My hobbies include
Cooking, playing the piano, reading encouraging books, going to musicals, singing, watching football-mostly college, and just hanging out with friends and family.
-Starkville, MS-Private piano and voice instructor
-Canton, GA-5th grade music education teacher-1 year
-Accompanist at Reinhardt College-2 years
-Cherokee High School Choral Director-10 years
-Douglas, AL-Douglas Elementary and Boaz Elementary Music teacher-1 year
-Douglas Middle and High School Choral Director- 26 years
-Horton, AL-Pianist-Bethany Baptist Church-5 years
-Boaz, AL- Snead State College-Voice Instructor for the Alabama School of Gospel Music-16 years
-Albertville, AL-Pianist at First Baptist Church-3 years
-Albertville, AL-Pianist at The Fellowship Church-17 years
Tupelo High School, Tupelo, Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Mississippi State University Graduate!