20 years teaching experience, 18 of which has been in U.S. curriculum based international schools in South America, Europe, and Asia. I've mostly taught middle school theatre or middle school language arts, but also a few years of elementary and writers' workshop. Experience leading Week Without Walls trips both nationally and internationally, as well as participating in and hosting various arts festivals. I've written several plays and a musical for my students as well.
Standards based assessment in project based learning units, with developmentally appropriate content to meet students' social/emotional and physical abilities while meeting National Core Arts Standards (U.S.)
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B.S. in Elem Ed (1-8) w/ Literature minor, Kent State University M.A. in Theatre Education, New York University Teacher Leadership Certificate, Lehigh University ELL Certified mainstream teacher Plus multiple theatre workshops including improve and sketch writing at Second City, Chicago; Bunraku puppet technique with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, Delhi; Alexander Technique; Mumbai; and devising theatre workshop with Complicite and Frantic Assembly.
International educator, cultural explorer, aesthetic aficionado. Currently teaching MS theatre.