I believe that theater and the other arts are the best platforms for teaching important life lessons. These life lessons such as: collaboration, punctuality, tolerance, work-ethic, ownership, deadlines, creativity, and responsibility will benefit the student no matter what discipline they choose as a profession.
I am a firm believer that education is more than just academics. It is academics coupled with meaningful experiences throughout a student’s formative years, and I hope to provide those types of experiences in the arts!
I can lead students to win a State Championship or success in the competitive world. I can direct students in meaningful productions that will help them understand the complexity of human existence. I can direct them in spectacular musicals with all the bells and whistles. However, these are a means to an end. I want students to go on a journey of self-discovery. When a student connects with dramatic literature and becomes a character on stage or in the classroom, they are required to walk many miles in that person’s shoes. There is no better way to learn empathy, kindness, compassion, and respect than theatre.
I am personable, professional, and will always give everything I have to ensure student success and real-world learning in my classroom. When students leave my program they will have a solid understanding of who they are as an individual and how they can contribute to society. I will prepare them for continued education, and provide the experiences that, coupled with academics, will make a well-rounded and positive education.