This is my 10th year to teach, and I've been at WHS/NGC for the duration of my teaching career. For my first 6 years, I taught English, but after 5 years helping out after school with our theatre program, I made the transition to theatre full-time 3 years ago. As of this past summer, I am now the Head of the Theatre Department.
My greatest hope in teaching is to help my students find self expression through theatre and to see them create a piece of art that allows them to feel pride in their hard work and dedication. I believe that the Fine Arts are the cornerstone of what makes us human because, as a good friend of mine often quotes, "The Earth without Art is just.. Eh."
My favorite part of working with high school students is learning about each individual and helping them see that each of them has something unique and important to contribute to the class setting. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing young adults discover their voice the first time. Teenagers haven't yet failed to surprise me with their insights, and I hope they never do!