Whether working with six-year-olds or sixteen-year-olds, I believe that education should instill young people with the skills, knowledge, and practice to become self-directed agents of their own futures. Theatre and dance provide a forum for students to become confident in their bodies and voices, enabling them to develop a commanding presence that will serve them in life. These mediums also provide students to develop competency in 21st-century career skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity. My classroom connects students to themselves, their peers, and their world in ways that will best prepare them for a life of success.

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You Taught Me the Importance of Collaboration: a conversation with Sumie Yotsukura

Sumie Yotsukura is currently pursuing her BA in Theatre at William and Mary. In 2018 she graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School where I taught her over four years. She was one of only three students I taught in 8 years who took all five theatre courses offered! We worked together most… Read full post