Angelle High comes to The Dunham School with ten years of teaching experience in private Christian education. She has built choral programs for students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade in Baton Rouge, Colorado Springs and Denver. Recognized for their artistry and repertoire, Ms. High’s choral groups have consistently earned Superior Ratings in state choral festivals and competitions.
In addition to choral music, Ms. High has taught Upper School English and drama and has run a private voice and piano studio. More recently, she has been the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge where she also directed the 2014 productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Roots and Promises: a Genesis Musical.” With a particular interest in the art of worship, Ms. High has led children’s worship for over seven years and is currently part of the worship team at First Presbyterian.
A genuine love for choral music and the stage led Ms. High to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Her stage credits include leading roles in South Pacific, Music Man, Shenandoah, Godspell, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cinderella and The Ballad of Brindlesfair. In addition to the productions at FPC, she has directed and produced Godspell, Cheaper by the Dozen, Our Town, and many children’s musicals.
In more recent years, Ms. High home educated her two sons, Landon and Micah, who are now college graduates. Together, they became highly involved in competitive forensics and formed the Baton Rouge Speech and Debate Club which is now one of the largest and most successful clubs in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. In addition to her choral duties, Ms. High also teaches US Speech and is looking forward to training students in the valuable art of speech and debate.
Ms. High has been married to her husband, Jay for over fifteen years. They are both grateful to be joining the Dunham family along with their two beautiful daughters, Anna and Rebekah.