Ms. Oyedipe is a pioneer in Prosper ISD, starting the orchestra programs on campus at Reynolds, Rogers and Hays Middle Schools. She is a veteran educator and has taught students Pre-K through 12th grade for 23 years. Before coming to Prosper ISD, Mrs. Oyedipe served as the Director of Orchestras at Hebron High School for 13 years. Under her direction the Hebron Orchestras consistently won Sweepstakes, Best in Class, and Overall Best Orchestra at local and nationally recognized competitions. She is a member of TMEA, TODA and serves as a guest adjudicator and clinician.
Ms. Oyedipe earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas, where she majored in violin. She was selected to an internship with the Disney All-American College Orchestra at EPCOT Center, performing multiple shows per day with notable Broadway stars. This program provided valuable entertainment work experience and opportunities to form lifelong friendships with other Disney alumni. After graduation, she went on to pursue a career as a touring musician, performing regionally in schools, festivals, and community concerts through Young Audiences of Dallas, Texas Commission on the Arts and other arts-in-education programs. The "Disney effect" continues to influence her teaching. Ms. O encourages her students to strive for musical excellence, be professional, and make magic for the audience.
Ms. Oyedipe is a busy mom of two talented young people. Her daughter is a graphic design major at UNT. Her son runs cross country and track for PHS, and will graduate in May of 2022.
Jonathan Gonzalez is the Orchestra Director at Rogers Middle School. Prior to joining Prosper ISD, Mr. Gonzalez worked as the Orchestra Director, Mariachi Director, and Assistant Band Director at Molina High School in Dallas ISD. During his tenure in Dallas, he worked to build their orchestra program and established a competitive mariachi program. Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters in Music Education.
Mr. Gonzalez is a classically-trained trumpet player and double-bass player. He has performed in a number of ensembles ranging from various school related ensembles, semi-professional ensembles, community ensembles, and continues to perform locally. When he is not teaching, Mr. Gonzalez loves rock climbing and doing anything technology related (both building and playing on the computer.)