Tiondria Norris: Music Teacher
Tiondria Norris received her bachelor’s degree in music—vocal performance from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2012. Norris began teaching general music/chorus at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Developmental Research School and then chorus, drama, and theatre for high school students in 2015.
After getting married in 2016, her family relocated to New Orleans where she taught general music at Dolores T. Aaron Elementary until 2017.
Norris feels her best quality as an educator is her big heart for children. “I understand their need for attention, order, consistency, and structure, and I will always put my best foot forward when it concerns meeting their needs,” she said. “It also helps that I am passionate about music, and music is the universal language by which we gain a better understanding for one another.”
“Humility is something that I have always striven for. As an artistic being, it is important not to allow your abilities, or capabilities, to overshadow anything that you do,” she said. “I am also a natural helper, and I believe it is my charge to lend a helping hand to those who need it. Not to get any glory, recognition, or praise, but simply because it is the right thing to do—we all need each other to grow and thrive.”
Getting to Know Tiondria Norris: Fun Facts
Q. What are three things about you most people don’t know?
- I love musical theatre! I am currently working on becoming a member of the Actor’s Equity Union so I can audition for Broadway.
- I have been singing since the age of 4.
- I never learned to skate.