DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Destiné Grobe is in her 4th year as Director of Education with The Dallas Conservatory’s Academics Program (TDCA). She is a state and board certified teacher with over 14 years of experience in and out of the classroom. During her time in the public school district, Destiné has worked with general education students, children with disabilities, severely struggling students, and gifted and talented learners.
In 2014, her dedication to students who were in jeopardy of being retained earned her one of five spots for Teacher of the Year, when 100% of the failing students were promoted to the next grade level and passed the state-mandated test, STAAR. While working in the McKinney Independent School District, Destiné spent 3 summers developing the district’s reading and language arts curriculum for the 4th grade, held lead teacher positions, taught reading and writing professional development courses for elementary teachers, and developed many before and after school programs for student involvement. In 2015 she was honored with the Philanthropy Award by a McKinney newspaper after her students collected 8,700 items for a homeless shelter in McKinney.
Her current students include many YAGP award-winning soloists, as well as professional actors and models.