Meet the Staff



Debbi O’Donnell

Music Aide

Debbie O’Donnell has been an aide in the Union School District for over 25 years, having become the music department aide in 1987. She has been the aide for 5 different band directors. She is an expert copier, organizer and planner. She loves Disneyland and her grandkids.


John Russell

Jazz Band

John Russell directs the De Anza College Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos. He performs in professional ensembles throughout the Bay Area as a trombonist and has taught at the K-12 through college/university level. He has been the instructor for Jazz Band at Dartmouth Middle School for over 20 years.


Gina Jenkins


Gina began dancing at age three and often could be found creating elaborate productions choreographed to Barry Manilow tunes and performed on the backyard lawn.  She studied piano and played the clarinet in both the Dartmouth and Branham High School bands. While at Dartmouth, Gina also sang in the choir and discovered her love for singing.  Since then, she has sung with the Branham High School choir and Madrigals, community and church choirs, and in several musical theater productions.  Gina is excited to embark on a new adventure assisting in the Musical Theater classes at Leigh HS this year.  

Tara Seoane and Kristen Johnson Color Guard Instructors