Meet the Directors

Ms. Crosslin is the Director of Bands at Frank Seale Middle School where she teaches the beginning woodwind classes. She also directs the FSMS Honor Band, which has consistently earned Superior ratings in both UIL and other DFW area contests. Prior to moving to Midlothian, Ms. Crosslin was the Head Director at Sunnyvale Middle School in Sunnyvale, TX for six years. 

 

Ms. Crosslin began playing Clarinet in the 6th grade at Frank Seale Middle School and was a member of the Texas All State Band in 2007. She went on to attend Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor's in Music Education. At SMU Ms. Crosslin was a member of the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra.

 

When she is not teaching, Ms. Crosslin enjoys spending time with her husband and baby girl, Olivia.

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Jordan Doss is the Associate Director of Bands at Frank Seale Middle School where he teaches the beginner brass classes in addition to the Symphonic Band. As a graduate of the University of North Texas, Mr. Doss performed in groups under the direction of esteemed conductors such as Dennis Fisher, Eugene Corporon, Nicholas Williams, and David Itkin. As an avid performer, Mr. Doss performs in the community as much as he can. His favorite gigs are pits in musicals! While at UNT, Mr. Doss served as President of UNT's chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international, professional music fraternity. Under his leadership, the Phi Tau Chapter won both the International Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award and the Service Achievement Award for two consecutive years. Mr. Doss also taught private lessons on horn and trumpet between two different school districts in the DFW area and taught as a field instructor for the Green Brigade, UNT's marching band.

Mr. Doss is excited to be returning to FSMS, as he was a horn player in the band at Frank Seale when he was in middle school. When he isn't teaching, he does yoga, follows theater, television, and film awards seasons, decorates, keeps up with the news, and spends time with friends and family.

Born and raised in Denton, TX, Daniel Hawkins completed his Bachelor of Music Performance in Percussion Studies at the University of North Texas in 2008.  While there, Mr. Hawkins performed as a member of the 2005 UNT PASIC Drumline, UNT Marching Band, UNT Percussion Ensemble, UNT 2:00 Steel Band and was section leader of the Symphonic Band Percussion under Dennis Fischer.  In 2008, Mr. Hawkins received the Outstanding Undergraduate Percussionist Award and performed with the UNT Graduate Percussion Ensemble on their tour to Paris, France.  While at UNT, Mr. Hawkins was a member of the Carolina Crown Front Ensemble for the 2003 and 2004 seasons under Jeff Queen.  In 2003, the Carolina Crown Front Ensemble placed 1st in the Ensemble Division of the DCI I&E competition.  In 2005, Mr. Hawkins was a member of the Phantom Regiment Front Ensemble under Paul and Sandi Rennick.  In 2006, he was named section leader of the PR Front Ensemble, and that year the Phantom Regiment was awarded the first Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance trophy in its 50 year history.  In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Hawkins was a Front Ensemble technician for the Phantom Regiment as they secured their first solo DCI title and another Fred Sanford trophy.  In 2008, Mr. Hawkins wrote and performed the winning PASIC Collegiate Marimba Solo at PASIC in Austin, TX.  In 2010, he completed his Master of Music Performance degree in Percussion Studies from the University of Kentucky under Dr. James Campbell.  While at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Hawkins performed as a member of the UK Orchestra on their trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.  He also performed with the UK African Ensemble, UK Graduate Percussion Ensemble, UK 2nd Jazz Band, and UK Steel Band.  In 2010, Mr. Hawkins worked as an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist for Robinson ISD in Robinson, TX as he worked towards a Master of Education degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX.  He completed his degree in 2012, and moved to Atlanta, TX to take a position as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist for Atlanta ISD.  From 2013 to 2017 he directed the High School Concert Band at UIL Contest, receiving Sweepstakes awards 2 of his four years directing and took the Atlanta Drumline to three separate contests yearly.  Mr. Hawkins’ middle school students secured the top two chairs of the region band percussion section every year, and he coached two All State Percussionists in the four years he was there.  Mr. Hawkins traveled to San Antonio with the Atlanta High School Marching Band for their 5th and 6th consecutive trips to the State Marching Contest in 2014 and 2016 respectively  In 2013, he married Christy Samansky Hawkins, an Intellectual Property Attorney for Haltom and Doan in Texarkana, TX.  Together, they now live in Dallas, TX, where Mrs. Hawkins specializes in Cybersecurity Law and Mr. Hawkins serves as Percussion Director for Midlothian High School in Midlothian TX.