I am an alumni of NBC. In college I studied theatre arts, communication, and youth ministry. I got my AA from Burlington County Community College, and my BS from Southeastern University in Florida. After college and moving back to Jersey I joined the “New Pathway to Teaching” alternate route program and obtained my certification to teach Theatre Arts. I worked at BCIT in Medford for four years as a teacher’s aide for special education, and was the theatre competition coach here at NBC for six years before starting in the full-time teaching position.
Within my theatre arts classroom, I strive to teach my students three main focuses: performing/presenting, the importance of motivated movement and vocal variety, and the art of critiquing. You would think I focus more on performing, but critiquing is actually one of the skills from my class that can be used most in any future fields. It’s very important for me to have my students understand that it’s great to have opinions, but those opinions only have weight when you can actually back them up with specific details. Within my musical cast I strive to teach the value of functioning as a family, and the reward in putting in hard work to achieve a more than expected product.
At home, I have two sweet little boys that keep me on my toes. I also volunteer for the local fire company, Franklin Fire Co. of Columbus, in the ladies auxiliary. I am a member of Columbus Baptist church, and host a once a month small group at my house, as well as doing many volunteer community events with other members. Art is my passion. My faith, family, and friends are my heart.