Mrs. Mitchell has over 20 years of dance and drill team experience dancing competitively and performing throughout her career. Mrs. Mitchell grew up dancing in Coppell training in jazz, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, and lyrical. She was apart of the award winning Lariettes for 3 years. After high school, she attended Kilgore Junior College where she became a World Famous Kilgore Rangerette and danced on the elite group known as the Swingsters. With the Rangerettes Mrs. Mitchell performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Presidential Black Tie and Boots Ball and Inaugural Parade for former President George W. Bush, Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show, Cotton Bowl and other parades and appearances around East Texas, Houston and the DFW Metroplex. Mrs. Mitchell also appeared with her two sisters on the cover of the September issue of Texas Monthly proudly representing the Rangerettes in 2004.
While in college, she taught and choreographed for MA Dance teaching drill team camps across the country during her summers. After two years at Kilgore, Mrs. Mitchell continued her training and received her BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University studying modern and ballet. In 2010, Mrs. Mitchell was hired to be the Silver Stars director and directed Coppell High Schools JV drill team for 9 years. While Mrs. Mitchell directed the JV squad she helped the transition of the Freshman campus known as CHS9 in 2018. Mrs. Mitchell is in her fourth year as the director of the Lariettes and hopes to carry out the traditions of the fringe. Mrs. Mitchell is passionate about working at her alma mater and helping the organization that she was once a part of grow to new heights. Mrs. Mitchell is married to the love of her life and together they have 3 wonderful children- Aria, Brayden, and Millie.
Mrs. Stralow is in her 18th year at Coppell High School as a teacher and director. She is originally from Richmond, Texas and is a former member and Colonel of the Stephen F. Austin High School Angels Dance Team. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance at Texas Christian University and danced professionally with Contemporary Dance Fort Worth for several years. Mrs. Stralow came to CHS in 2003 as a long-term substitute for the Lariette director and was hired the next year as the Silver Stars JV director and dance teacher. Within that year she became director of both teams and eventually was named the Director of the Lariettes. Under the direction of Mrs. Stralow the Lariettes have seen some growth and changes. Some of the most notable changes included bringing back boots to football season, making sleeves removable from the field uniform, and adding a second look that blends the JV and varsity uniforms together. Mrs. Stralow
was also the first to introduce the Larry’s to the Homecoming halftime in 2005. She is very happy to see so many ideas come to light and continue as Lariette tradition, but she is most proud of how the team has grown in their passion and versatility. Lariettes went from a very traditional military drill team to a dance team that can do anything from high kick to hip hop. In 2018 Mrs. Stralow made the decision to step down as director to allow herself more time for family. She is thrilled to be the assistant director for her long-time friend and fellow dance teacher, Mrs. Mitchell. Mrs. Stralow is married to Coach Stralow who is the Head Football Coach and Boys Athletic Coordinator at Keller High School. They have 2 daughters – Morgan and Reagan.