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    Mrs. Saenz is the new Music Teacher for Dixon Elementary School! She's very excited to share and make music with all of her students!

    Mrs. Saenz

    Mrs. Saenz was born in Jacksonville, and like most students she teaches, was the child of a Marine family. She has lived all over the US, including Arizona, Virginia, and Alabama. She graduated from Troy University in Troy, Alabama in May. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education and specialized in music technology.

    Mrs. Saenz at her college graduation, shaking hands with governor Kay Ivy

    She participated in the Sound of the South Marching Band as an Assistant Drum Major and Section Leader, and in the Troy University Symphony and Symphonic bands and Football/Basketball pep bands as a saxophonist.

    Mrs. Saenz playing saxophone with two of her best friends in the Sound of the South

    Her experiences in music at Troy also included singing in the Concert Chorale, arranging music for ensembles on the campus, participating in the Kappa Kappa Psi Step Team, and sound design. She also plays ukulele, which she will be teaching througouht the year.

    Mrs. Saenz and her friend Micah, singing and playing ukulele

    After receiving her degree, then-Ms. Lawniczak married Victor Saenz, the Dixon High School Director of Bands. They spend most of their time together watching movies and playing with their pet cat and rabbit, Pepper and Modest. 

    Mr. and Mrs. Saenz

    Her favorite pastimes include reading, watching comedy specials and football, and (of course) listening to and making music! Her favorite musical genres include basically everything--from symphonic music and opera all the way to pop punk and trap. Students in her class will be exposed to a variety of music from around the world and throughout all time up to the present!

    Mrs. Saenz teaching during her internship