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MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Director

Jeff Johnson is in his 19th year of teaching at Clements High School and was recently named Head Band Director.  Mr. Johnson is an alumnus of Clements, class of 1997, and subsequently earned his Bachelor's and Master's of Music degrees from Sam Houston State University.  He joined the faculty at Clements in 2002 and has worked there for his entire career.  Mr. Johnson has been a member of the Sugar Land community since childhood and currently lives with his family in the First Colony area.  His wife, Jennifer, is also a Clements graduate (class of 1996), and the two of them are high-school sweethearts.  They have two boys—Nathan, a senior trombone player and Andrew, a freshman bassoonist.  They also enjoy time with their two Great Danes, Myla & Gracie.

Assistant Director

Leslie Flynn is in her 6th year at Clements High School. She serves as the woodwind specialist and conducts the Concert 1 Band. Mrs. Flynn graduated from Indiana University with a major in Music Education and a minor in Wind Conducting. She lives in the Richmond community with her husband, Daniel Flynn, and their great pyrenees, Marleigh. 

Assistant Director

Kate Thane is in her 1st year of teaching at Clements High School. She is a recent graduate of Texas State University where she majored in Music Studies with a trumpet concentration. At Clements, she serves as the brass specialist and conducts the Concert 2 Band. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, painting, and plants. Ms. Thane is very grateful to start her teaching career as a Clements Ranger!

Percussion Director

Mr. Waites has been involved with the Clements High School Band program as a consultant, instructor, and for the last seven years as a full time band director/percussion specialist since 1998.  Mr. Waites resides in the Richmond area with his wife Staci, who is an elementary music teacher, and his daughter Emma, also a percussionist.  He enjoys Texas BBQ, fishing on the Gulf Coast, and hanging out with his family on the weekends.   

Guard Director

Preston Winton is in his 1st year of teaching at Clements High School. He was born and raised in Austin, TX, where he discovered his passion for the marching arts. At Clements, Mr. Winton serves as director for both the high school and middle school color guard programs. Outside of the classroom, he is an avid board gamer, swimmer, and arts and craftsman. Mr. Winton is very excited to join the Ranger family!