I have been teaching drama for over thirty years. During those years I have taught in grades Pre-K-12th grade in the subject areas of Speech Communication, Theatre, English, 1st Grade and Creative Dramatics. Through the years, I have directed many theatre productions, coached UIL events and performed publicly in various venues. I loved the 12 years I spent in Middle School Speech and Drama and the 14 years I spent in Elementary Creative Dramatics!
I want my students to know I truly care about each one of them as special, unique individuals. As an involved, hands-on, interacting, role model for my students, I try to empower and encourage them to be risk takers. I hope my students are challenged over and over and take what they learn in my classroom, the values, the knowledge, the experiences, and let it spill over into every area of their lives. I want to plant the seed, spark the flame, or start the ripple in the wave of learning. The visible growth can be seen as students gain confidence and explore the world of acting, storytelling, creating characters, improvisation and so much more. It is my belief that the arts and in particular drama/theatre can change children’s lives! I’ve seen it happen! I’ve seen it with pre-schoolers discovering the world around them and the wonderful world inside them. I’ve seen it with elementary school children, where every child gets excited about sharing and performing. I’ve seen it with pre-teenagers and teenagers who, through drama discover talents and interests, and a sense of self-worth which leads them to new and exciting opportunities.
Outstanding Young Women of America, Who’s Who of American Women, Lifetime PTA Award, Teacher of the Year (Indian Creek Elementary), Top Finalist Teacher of the Year (Lewisville ISD), Young Author’s Day Celebration Guest Author, LISD Grant Recipient, Texas Educator’s Theatre Association Convention Presenter, Disney Teacher Nominee Finalist
I received my B.S. in Speech Education, B.S. in Drama/Theatre Education, B.S. in English Education, Elementary Education Certification, ESL certification, Gifted and Talented Training
I am a published author, having written a book of children’s poetry called, Pet Cobwebs and a successful speech textbook entitled, The Complete Book of Speech Communication. I have written and recorded children’s songs, and written and had published magazine articles. I am also co-owner and co-director of a children’s theatre company that provides theatre musical performance and drama education enrichment classes. The company is called Little Bit of Broadway and through it I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented young people.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Robotics, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Dance, Valentine's Day, Phonics