If you're someone who doesn't know me personally, then you may not know that I am a high school theatre teacher. I'm about to begin my 5th year of teaching and I love what I do. I love seeing students fall in love with theatre and getting to fulfill their dreams of performance. Three of my past students contacted me this week to get their head-shots done for their fall auditions at their various colleges and universities.
As someone who has taught and directed these students, I think it's safe to say that the pleasure was all mine! Their photos turned out BEAUTIFULLY and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they book plenty of auditions with these bad boys. BREAK A LEG YOU GUYS!!
Up first was Darren, who was in my 4th period class my first year of teaching. Now, he's a sophomore at Columbia College in Chicago and making us all very proud! Darren claims to be not to be photogenic (which isn't true!) and we got the winning shot immediately. Once he saw it, he called the photo session a wrap because it was way too hot outside!
After Darren, I booked Eduardo and Jessica for the same day and time since they're friends and I knew that having the company would make them feel more relaxed. We had so much fun!
Jessica was also in my 4th period class my first year of teaching and is now a junior in college. This year, she is transferring Texas Christian University. GO FROGS! Jessica was very different than Darren. She is an avid fan of America's Next Top Model and has been practicing her "smize" for years now. I think her hard work has paid off!
Next, is Eduardo! Eduardo just graduated from the school where I work and is headed off for his first year at Sam Houston State University, which as a fellow Bearkat, I couldn't be more proud! GO, KATS, GO!
Eduardo is a person who I never actually had in class (there's more than one theatre teacher) but he and I bonded my first year teaching (and his freshman year) while trying to assemble some set pieces that the school had ordered for us that DIDN'T come with instructions, making it a memorable experience. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does at SHSU!