Stowaways Director Shelby Sargent

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  • Shelby Sargent was born and raised in Weatherford, Texas. With her mother being the former Drill Team Director and creator of the Weatherford Blue Belles, Coach Sargent lived and breathed dance/high school drill team her entire life and continues to do so! Throughout her schooling in Weatherford, Coach Sargent was a member of the Hall Middle School Highsteppers and served as Captain her 8th grade year. She then transitioned to Weatherford High School, where she was a Weatherford Blue Belle for all four years of High School. On Blue Belles, Coach Sargent served as a Sophomore Social Officer, Junior Lieutenant, and Senior Captain.

    After high school, Coach Sargent attended Tyler Junior College where she was an Apache Belle on the 65th Line and served as Dance Captain her Sophomore year. From Tyler Junior College, Coach Sargent became a member of the Southern Methodist University Pom Squad before transferring to the University of Texas at Arlington where she earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Kinesiology, EC-12 and obtained a teaching certificate in Dance Education. During college, Coach Sargent worked for Extreme Dance Camps, Just For Kix, Showtime International, and was a private choreographer for middle and high schools throughout North Texas.

    From 2016-2018, Coach Sargent worked at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, where she was the Junior Varsity Silver Spurs Director and the Assistant to the Varsity Silver Spurs. She also taught Dance 1-4 and physical education.

    In January 2019, Coach Sargent began her journey at Granbury High School as the Stowaways Drill Team Director. She also teaches dance education to high school and middle school students in GISD!

    Ms. Carter is so excited to be a member of Pirate Nation and be involved in the community! She is anxious to continue the traditions of the Stowaways, as well as, continue to build the dance program in GISD.