Joel M. Price
Joel M. Price grew up in San Antonio where he was an active member in his elementary, middle school, and high school choirs. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he earned two Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Mr. Price completed his student teaching in RISD at Brentfield Elementary and Westwood Jr. High. Before returning to Westwood as a “real” teacher, he taught elementary music and middle school choir in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Plano school districts. In 2008, Mr. Price was named a statewide finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education award program. He was honored to be selected as the RISD Secondary Teacher of the Year for the 2004-2005 school year. Mr. Price served the region as Middle School/Junior High Vocal Chair for five years and a two-year term as the Middle School/Junior High Vice President of the Texas Choral Directors Association. An avid reader, Mr. Price also collects (and wears!) musical and holiday ties. In his twenty-eighth year of teaching, Mr. Price is excited to be back at Westwood for his twenty-third year and looks forward to another successful school year.
Caroline Hartman grew up in Richardson where she was involved in choir and band from 4th grade until she graduated from JJ Pearce High School. She attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. While at North Texas, Mrs. Hartman was a member of the University Singers, served at UNT’s High School and Middle School Choir Camps over the summer, studied abroad in Hungary, and served as an Eagle Ambassador giving tours to prospective students, families, and donors. Prior to coming to Westwood, Mrs. Hartman completed her student teaching at Plano Senior High School in Plano ISD, and was a middle school choir director in Fort Worth ISD for 2 years. In her free time, Mrs. Hartman loves playing games on her Nintendo Switch, watching all things Marvel, hanging out with her 3 kitties, and playing board games with her husband! Mrs. Hartman is looking forward to her 4th year of teaching and excited to be part of the Westwood family!