Dance Instructor/Dazzler Drill Team Director
Ms.Yarter has been dancing for 20 years. She began her journey in dance at the Dance Center of Baytown (Formerly known as Barbers Hill Dance Center) in 1996 under the direction of Mrs. Laura Kuritz and in her later years, Ms.Tamarah Earthman. There she studied the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, lyrical, and was a part of their first competition team. After years of competing both regionally and nationally with the Dance Center of Baytown, Ms.Yarter became a member of the Barbers Hill High School Eaglettes under the direction of Mrs.Melanie Gray in 2006. There she was a four year member and served in officer postitions for three years. She was Line Sergeant (Sophomore), Co Captain (Junior), and Captain (Senior). Following high school, Ms. Yarter attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where she continued to study dance. She was a member of the National Champion SFA Pom Squad under the direction of T.J. Maple, and later a member of the SFA Repertory Dance Company.
Following graduation, Ms.Yarter accepted her first official teaching position with Porter High School as the Assistant Drill Team Director of the Golden Graces and Dance Teacher. She then moved to Dayton High School where she is the Head Drill Team Director and Dance Teacher.
Stephen F. Austin State University Class of 2014
Bachelor of Science in Dance
Physical Education (K-12)
I am the dance teacher for Dayton ISD. I teach junior high and high school dance. This is my third year with the district and fourth year of teaching.
Prior to working at Dayton High School, I was the Assistant Drill Team Director/Dance Teacher at Porter High School.
“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing”
My family is everything to me! I have been blessed with amazing parents who are very supportive, encouraging, and loving. I also have an older brother who has made a huge impact on my life growing up. Seeing his success has inspired me to chase after my dreams and work everyday to accomplish them!
Besides dancing, I have many hobbies! I love to be outdoors! Some of my hobbies include: fishing, kayaking, running, playing sports, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends.