Olga De Leon
Ms. De Leon holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville.
During her time as a university student she was also the co-founder and Executive
Director of the Brownsville SMART Orchestra.
She began her teaching career with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District at Lt. George Gutierrez Middle School.
As the Head Orchestra Director for Gutierrez Middle School, Ms. De Leon instantly
began to instill the tradition of success with the program’s first UIL sweepstakes. She continued to make history and break records for the Jaguar Orchestra with numerous TMEA All Region placements and multiple UIL Sweepstakes for both the Varsity and Non-Varsity groups. The program continued to flourish under her direction and grew to have three competing orchestras and became the largest orchestra in the district with over 190 students. At Gutierrez Middle School, many of her students competed and earned spots to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Honors Performance Series. During this time, she also served as the TMEA Region 28 Orchestra Division Vice Chairperson and Region Chairperson.
In 2017, Ms. De Leon became the Head Orchestra Director for the Nikki Rowe High
School Orchestra in McAllen, Texas. At Rowe High School, she continued to make history with all three orchestras, which earned Sweepstakes trophies at UIL Concert and Sight-reading competition.
She is currently a TMAA Provisional Judge and a member of Texas Music
Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA)
Ms. De Leon loves reading, going to comic book conventions and spending time with her pets.