Meet the Directors
Director of Choirs
Ginger Storey is in her 29th year of teaching choral music. A graduate of Andrews High School, Mrs. Storey attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, studying voice under Dr. Jaynne Middleton and conducting under Dr. Loyd Hawthorne. Upon graduating from Hardin-Simmons University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Music Education, she began her career as the assistant choir director at Harlingen HS before implementing the choir program at Memorial MS in Harlingen, Texas. After finding success in Harlingen, Mrs. Storey moved back to her West Texas roots to teach in Ector County ISD. She was the head choir director at Bowie MS for 15 years before moving to Permian HS as an associate director for 3 years. She is in her sixth year as the head director at Odessa HS. Under her direction, her choirs have consistently received sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest, as well as Superior ratings and “Best in Class” awards at various festivals across the state. At OHS, Mrs. Storey directs Chorale and the Varsity Women and she works as producer for Broncho Legacy.
Mrs. Storey maintains membership in TCDA, TMEA, TMAA, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She has served as a section leader in the TMEA All-State Women’s Choir and as a TMEA Region Clinician. While at Permian HS, she helped prepare and direct Kantorei for their 2018 TMEA performance. She currently serves as Treasurer and Region Chairman-Elect for TMEA Region 6 Vocal Division.
In addition to teaching, Mrs. Storey enjoys running and cooking. She and her husband Alan are members of Crossroads where she is a vocalist on the Worship Arts Team. They live happy lives in Odessa with their Chihuahua Dottie!
We are very excited to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Burton will be joining our team as Associate Choir Director at OHS for the 23-24 school year! Mrs. Burton brings 22 years of experience with her, the last four as associate director at Permian HS. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, where she studied voice with Dr. Lynette Chambers and participated in choirs under the direction of the beloved Dr. Loyd Hawthorne. In May 2018, Mrs. Burton earned her Master’s degree in music education from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, while holding the position of graduate assistant to Dr. Joni Jensen, Director of Choral Studies and Dr. Vickie Baker, Coordinator of Music Education. While serving as graduate assistant, she conducted the University Chorus, assisted with the award-winning Concert Choir, and assisted teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and music education. Mrs. Burton also enjoyed teaching voice classes and private voice students while at TWU. Mrs. Burton earned membership in the prestigious Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society, whose primary objective is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
Prior to getting her master’s degree, Mrs. Burton taught in Keller ISD teaching general music K-5 and Lubbock ISD directing middle school choirs 6-8. She also served as a private voice and piano teacher for many years. She has been happily married to Andy Burton for 23 years. They are blessed to have four children: Kendra, Kaleb, Kooper, and Kyleigh.
She is very excited to be joining us at Odessa HS!