Welcome! Mrs. Veneris teaches Theatre Arts and English 12. She is also your International Thespian Director (Drama Club), and the GSA sponsor. If you need to see her before or after school, she is usually available by 8:10 daily (set up an appointment so she knows you are coming and to get a morning pass), and is available after school Most days 4-5 pm except Tuesday afternoons (just let me know you are coming, just in case!)
Students, please fill this link out for Mrs V to get to know you a little better: Student survey
Parents: please fill out this link so I have an accurate way to email you to formally welcome you to class this year and keep you up to date with class Parent contact/Acknowledgment of syllabus
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Mrs. V, What's your theatre background?
I got my Bachelor’s degree in theatre, and a minor in vocal performance at Western Carolina University, While in college, I worked at Lee’s-McRae Summer Stock Theater (In Banner Elk, NC) as a costumer, at Lincoln Amphitheatre in Indiana as a scenic artist and as an actor, and I worked at WCU in the Scene shop as a carpenter and scenic artist, as well as performing onstage in productions with the theatre program and singing in concerts and touring with the Catamount Concert Choir, Show Choir and University Singers. After college, I went to work for the Barter Theatre in Virginia as a Scenic Artist painting sets, and while there, I decided to go back to school to be a theatre teacher. I decided to go to UNC-G to get my license for theatre education, and did my student teaching at Southern Guilford before coming to teach here at Western Guilford High School.
Did you study Theatre in College? What college did you go to?
A.A in Theater from Gordon College (in Barnesville, GA)
B. A. in Theater, minor in Music (Voice) at WCU (Cullowhee, NC)
A-License in Theatre Education, with a minor in English education at UNC-G
Why do you think Drama is important to students?
In theatre classes, students do not feel isolated because they are actively involved in collaborative roles and peer support. Students are taught to respect and encourage other people and their actions might be different from themselves or their own actions. I believe that education is more than just learning reading, writing, and math. Education is about learning to live, and theatre education is an excellent way for students to gain important experience in life.