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 8:15 daily (set up an appointment to get a morning pass), and is available after school Wednesdays 4-5 pm, and other afternoons by appointment.
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
Mrs. V, How did you become a Theatre teacher?
I got my Bachelor’s degree in theatre, and a minor in voice 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 painter and actor, and in the Scene shop as a carpenter and painter as well as an actor and singer through WCU theatre. After college, I went to work for the Barter Theatre in Virginia as a Scenic Painter, and the decided to go back to school to be a 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 drama 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.