|Retired in 1992
I have spent 28 years in the School. I have taught courses in creative drama, acting, theatrical makeup, language arts, speech, interpersonal communication, intrapersonal communication, speech communication methods, storytelling, arts and ideas (general studies), and nature of creativity.
Ed and I still live in Kalamazoo. Since retirement in 1992, I have taught creative drama twice at Northwestern U. and am currently teaching drama part-time at Gull Lake Elementary Schools with Robin Nott (WMU 1973). Robin and I will also do a storytelling class for WMU's institute for gifted and talented high school students in summer, 2000. I still do some writing, consulting, and performing as a storyteller. Volunteer work includes a project called "The Late Show," a nightly reading program for the youth in the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home, for which I recently received the Phi Delta Kappa service award. I also serve on the board of WM's Theatre Guild and Vaudeville Association of Comstock. Still active in my national organizations, particularly American Alliance of Theatre and Education, Children's Theatre Foundation of America, College of Fellows of American Theatre, and Phi Delta Kappa (educational fraternity). Enjoy traveling last summer to Russia and the Baltic countries--looking forward to a Canadian cross-country train trip in March and a trip to England in May to learn about theatre schools for children.