281-245-2770 ext. 5405
Conference 1st Period
Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
Well now let's see, I gave a up a job as a famous actress on Broadway to pursue my love of teaching!! Well, not really...BUT I do have great purpose and passion for theatre and teaching it to young minds alike! I graduated from Lamar University in May of 2001 and the offers to be a professional actress just were not pouring in, so there I was, penniless and unemployed, until I received a phone call from a local theatre teacher at West-Orange Stark High School looking for a Technical Director. At first I was apprehensive, but it took me all of one day to decide that teaching just may be my purpose. So I went to teach on an emergency certification with Orange ISD, and at the same time pursue my teaching certification through Lamar. After one year I was able to obtain my certification and move on to teach at another high school. I went on to teach high school for seven years and decided that it just wasn't fulfilling my purpose and passion, so I went on to teach and open Fairview Junior High, where I taught for 3 years, upon which my husband began his Army career and we were PCSed to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I chose to be a stay-at-home mother to our daughter, whom is currently in 9th grade in Alvin High School, and be there for her when our hero deployed for a one year tour to Afghanistan. When he returned we remained at Fort Carson, and had a son, whom is 6 now, at which time my husband was then sent to serve a year in Korea. When he returned we were PCSed to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. As much as I loved being a stay-at-home because of the time I got with my kids, there was still a big chunk of my life missing, and that was teaching theatre. On a whim I looked on Alvin's website and saw that there was a position opened here at THE Alvin Junior High. Knowing my husband was supportive of my passion, I made the bold choice to move my kids and I back to Texas to pursue my passion. I am so happy to be back in the classroom with young minds willing to let all inhibitions go and learn about my purpose and passion of Theatre!!! Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in helping out our Mustang Theatre Company!!!