Heather Bradley became the director of McLennan’s nationally recognized Dance Company in June and also serves the College as an advisor.
Bradley comes to McLennan from West Mesquite High School where she was the head dance and drill team director. During her time in Mesquite, she directed the varsity and junior varsity Larriettes, coordinated with other Mesquite ISD directors to build the dance program, and taught dance level 1-4 classes.
Prior to her time at Mesquite, Bradley was the drill team director and a history teacher at Bonham High School. While at Bonham, she entered the War Dancers in the program’s first competition, and the squad brought home 13 major awards. She was also named the Bonham ISD Rookie Teacher of the Year.
Bradley attended Mansfield High School and served as historian and treasurer for the Gold Dusters drill team. She was awarded a Bobby Lane Scholarship for leadership and responsibility, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She continued her education at the Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas, receiving a master’s degree in education with specializations in kinesiology/dance and sports administration, and was named to the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. She is a member of the Texas Dance Educators Association, National Dance Educator Organization, and the North Texas Dance Council.