Sydney Hankins, Dallas-native, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Music Education (Choral Emphasis) at Hofstra University. She holds a New York State Initial Certificate in Music (Prek-12). She is a mezzo-soprano and loves teaching General Music and Chorus. Currently, she teaches at P.S. 142 M Amalia Castro School. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spotting dogs, and researching and performing music by women composers.