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Mrs. Alma G. Lopez

Hello Rocket Family!

I am the Head Director of the Diamonds Varsity Dance Team and the Dazzlers Pep Squad. I am so excited to share my love of dance with my students and the community! I was a four-year letterman on my high school dance team and continued to dance in college. I was a member of the world renowned Southwest Texas State University Strutters under the direction of founder, Mrs. Barbara Tidwell. As a Strutter I performed in Switzerland, France, NBA games, and a nationally televised show. I earned a bachelor's degree with certification to teach Dance, Health, and PE. This is my 27th year as a dance educator. I have directed high school dance teams, cheer squads, and pep squads for 23 years. Most notably, guiding a program to 6 national titles in 9 years. I judge for dance team regional, state, and national competitions. I also judge for numerous high school, collegiate, and professional dance team and cheer squad tryouts. 

I first connected with the JISD and Rocket community living in Woodlake and as a Coach's wife in 2005. I then became a student athlete's Mom from 2012 to 2021. I am married to Victor Lopez and have been a proud Coach's wife for 19 years. I am also a proud boy mom to our sons, Kameron (Judson class of '21) and Gabriel (Judson class of '15).

I am excited about teaching your kids and sharing my love of dance with them! My classes consist of Varsity Dance Team, Dance Theory, Pep Sqaud, and Dance 1-4. I am blessed to finally be able to teach the students I have cheered on and supported for 19 years! 

"Once my student, always my kid!"