I am a teaching artist. I have a strong background in child development. I have been working as an artist and a theatre artist for several years. Now I am fortunate enough to also teach my art in elementary schools! I teach puppetry to younger children and reader's theatre and drama to the older grades. I hope you enjoy some of the scripts I will be posting as I develop them.
I only come in for short periods of the school day--teachers have me in to teach drama, reader's theatre and puppetry or other visual arts.
I love performance days--seeing the kids shine with the work we have been doing. Other favorite moments: When a K student proudly told me that she was going to be a "puppet lady, too!" when she grows up. Also, watching the quietest, shyest girl turn into the loudest, meanest and most convincing White Witch you could ever imagine in a reader's theatre performance of my script adaptation of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." It was so amazing!
I have a BA in Psychology and Theatre from Kalamazoo College.
I also work as a theatre artist in San Francisco. I work as a designer and also as an actor for several companies around the Bay Area.