About Us



Klein Forest High School is one of four high schools in the Klein Independent School District.  Klein Forest opened in 1979 and is located within the Houston city limits.   Klein Forest is a large, socioeconomically diverse 9th-12th grade public high school with an approximate student enrollment of 3,600 students.  The Klein Forest High school motto is “Golden Eagles soar to achieve excellence in academics and character.” 

The Klein Forest Choral Program is an award winning organization, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral music. Our choir department has so much to offer all who are a part of it.  We believe that discipline and hard work paired with energy and fun are what make this organization great!  We are excited to get the year started with a fantastic group of students. 

Anna C. Schermerhorn - Head Choral Director


Anna C. Schermerhorn is in her 22nd year in music education and her 16th year as Head Choral Director at Klein Forest High School. She began teaching in Klein ISD in 1996 as the Assistant Choir Director at Wunderlich Intermediate.  The following year she was named the Head Choir Director at Wunderlich and taught there until 2002. Anna began teaching at Klein Forest High School in 2002 as the Head Choral Director and has long enjoyed teaching the choir students of the Klein Forest community. 

Anna is a native Texan from the Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from Harlingen High School in 1991.  Anna holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of North Texas.  She has two daughters, Emma and Hannah and a son, James.  

Kandi Poole - Assistant Choral Director


Kandi Poole, a native of Houston, has been in music education for numerous years. Her career began in 1996 in Houston ISD at Poe Elementary, an Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School where she worked as music teacher for 5 years. She continued her career in Spring ISD as choir director at Wells Middle School  also for 5 years. Kandi became the assistant choir director at Klein Forest in 2007. She is happy to be a part of an award winning organization that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral music.


An Eisenhower High School alumni and graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Kandi completed her Bachelor of  Music  and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance. She loves sharing her energy and enthusiasm for the art of music with all that she meets. On a personal note, Kandi is married to Alvin Poole. They have a daughter as well as a son.