Mt. Vernon, IA
M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago
B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Iowa
Holding a two-year conditional Iowa teaching license, and a type 09 Illinois
Secondary Education with a concentration in English.
Endorsements: English/Language Arts, Theater Arts, Middle School.
6th Grade Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies, District 39 Highcrest Middle
10th Grade Language Arts/US Humanities/Speech Coach
Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, IA
Teaching 10th Grade Language Arts, Reading, Expository Writing, Creative
US Humanities(internet overview, html design), Speech.
Leading classes through high-impact drama and writing workshops in schools
in the Chicagoland area and in the southern-central region of Iowa.
Drama Teacher, Computer Literacy Teacher
River Trails Middle School, Mt. Prospect, IL
Teaching ensemble building, acting, directing, playwriting, stage combat,
Faculty Member - The Children’s Theater School of Western Springs
Western Springs, IL
Teaching playwriting and text analysis, stage management, sound-design,
Designing detailed lesson plans; keeping parents informed.
Teaching Assistant - Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)
Highland Park, IL
Working one-on-one with students with special needs - high school and elementary
Modifying materials, assisting in development of behavioral and social
up-to-date records of progress, meeting regularly with administration and
Assistant Stage Manager - Hancher Auditorium
Iowa City, IA
Operating and assisting touring companies with double-purchase fly-system,
occasional lighting design and hang, follow-spot, lightboard, stage carpentry,
Also assisting in the hiring and training of student crew in the above.
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Illinois Arts Council Grant for drama workshop
Nicholas Meyer Award for Dramatic Writing
Freshman Scholarship for Acting; University of Iowa Theatre Dept.
PUBLICATIONS & PRODUCTIONS
The Story of the Little Man: Production (City Theater; Wilmington, DE)
Fast Food: Production (A Goatsongs production; Hi Ricky Upstairs;
A Christmas Story: Commissioned production (Theater of Western
Springs; Western Springs, IL)
Scared of Demons: Monologue play anthologized in Best Women’s Stage
Monologues of 1997
Scared of Demons: Production (Babaganouj Theatre; Chicago)
Fast Food: Production (Babaganouj Theatre; Chicago)
“Dad Came Back”: short story published in Mystery Zoo.
HTML programming, PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Works, Excel, HyperStudio
Class observations have taken place at CTWS; Highland Park High School;
North High School, Highcrest Middle School.