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Stephanie Ann Foster

Teacher

I have been blessed to work in theatre and communications all over the world:

After graduating high school, I worked as a speech coach for the United States Academic Decathlon. After that, I spent four years with the Covenant Players Drama Ministry (touring the West Coast, New York, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, South Korea), and then four years teaching Drama and British Literature at an international school in Seoul, South Korea. While in Korea, I served for two years as the Dramaturge of the Seoul Shakespeare Company and founded Cut Glass Theatre, a small theatre company that stages literature-based tours at schools and community centers around the world. Since returning to California, I have worked for the past five years as a teaching artist, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer for the California Shakespeare Theatre.

I believe that the written and spoken word can be a powerful force for good, and I look forward to exploring that topic with my students!

Experience

Four years with the Covenant Players Drama Ministry (West Coast, New York, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, South Korea); four years Drama and British Literature at an international school in Seoul; four years as a teaching artist and curriculum planner for the California Shakespeare Theatre; coached Speech for the United States Academic Decathlon; has acted and written for the stage for seventeen years; Founding Director of Cut Glass Theatre which stages literature-based tours at schools and community centers around the world.

Qualifications

A.A. Theatre Arts from Mt San Jacinto College, A.A. Early Childhood Education from Riverside Community College, B.A. Art History (minor History) from Mansfield University, TEFL certificate, credential course preparation through Cal State Northridge, M.A. Shakespeare Education earned in Stratford-upon-Avon (the Shakespeare Institute), MFA Children’s Literature from Hollins University.

Certification

California: English and Theatre (lapsed while serving overseas). ACSI: Theatre Arts