Director and Arts Educator
I believe the experience of theater has a transformative power to enlighten individuals and build a sense of integrity and community. In fact, all the arts have the ability to teach children, and adults alike, empathy, social responsibility, innovation, and imagination. My teaching philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative authorship. Instead of the teacher-centered method of large lectures of autocratic seminars, I prefer student-centered teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. I favor classroom dynamics that permit dialogue and foster high-level critical thinking, and close the achievement gap. I believe creation's catalyst (from inception to fruition) should be the student.
"The arts are not for the privileged few, but for the many.
Their place is not on the periphery of daily life, but at its center."
--John D. Rockefeller III