Oprah Winfrey's Accomplishments

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Thinking back, I can remember almost every teacher and professor I have ever had, but the most influential, were the ones who really pushed and challenged me to be better at the end of the semester than I was at the beginning.

When I left home for college, I truly believed I was destined to be the next Oprah Winfrey, but through a series of mazes and life affirming events, I ended up as a Theatre Education Major, with a focus in Stage Management. Although I did not declare Theatre as a major until late in my sophomore year, when I entered Charles Winterwood Theatre for the first time, as a freshman, I knew I was home.

Throughout my education journey, I was extremely fortunate to have some magnificent teachers, professors and mentors. As an educator, my goal, is to be to my students what my teachers, professors and mentors have been and continue to be for me:

➢ An educator that provides the tools necessary for success while preparing one to see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow and that real failure is in not trying at all.

➢ An intellectual open to discussing both new and old concepts, ideas and methods and developing ways to infuse those ideas with current standards to create a new and dynamic approach to creating theatre.

➢ An artist that works as a collaborator and understands that leadership …show more content…

I am interested in developing well-rounded students and believe a student’s education extends beyond the classroom. I am regularly available to both current and former students for academic, professional and personal advisement. I do not expect perfection but I ALWAYS expect EXCELLENCE and I am consistent in giving them the tools they need for success. All of the aforementioned brings me to my teaching philosophy, which is simply: Students

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