Dalton Hawkins serves as itinerate Elementary Music teacher in Smithville, TN for Smithville Elementary School and Northside Elementary School. Alongside his responsibilities at the elementary schools, he is the Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor at DeKalb County High School. Dalton holds a Bachelor of Science in General Education from Tennessee Tech University. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Tech University. His marching career includes his collegiate experience at Tennessee Tech University where he was a member of the Golden Eagle Marching Band. He also has competitive marching experience with Chattanooga Independent in 2014. He has composed music for The Golden Eagle Marching Band’s Drumline, independent indoor ensembles, and multiple area high schools. He currently resides in Cookeville, TN with his wife Meredith and their cat Felix.