NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers

This summer, Theatre for a New Audience will host 25 middle and high school teachers from across the country for Scholarship and Performance: Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays.  This in-depth professional development program uses a carefully integrated approach to explore text-based scholarship, contextual and original source material, language, and performance in three Shakespeare plays under the guidance of leading Shakespeare scholars and theatre practitioners.  The Institute will be held at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, NY.

We would like to congratulate the following teachers on their acceptance to our 2017 Institute.

Erin Bailey Skinner Middle School            Denver, CO
Jennifer Barnett     Green Hope High School     Cary, NC
Todd Borden      Dos Pueblos High School  Goleta, CA
Ellen Boyd   Midland High School Midland, TX
Shandre Dovale East High School  Salt Lake City, UT
Timothy Garrett  The Clariden School  Southlake, TX
Maryann Green Rincon High School  Tucson, AZ
Matthew Gunn Brooklyn Frontiers High School Brooklyn, NY
Isiah Harper  Northside High School   Columbus, GA
Morgan Howard North Allegheny Intermediate School Pittsburgh, PA
Sandra Lewis  Kamit Preparatory Institute   Brooklyn, NY
Michael Mahoney Rio Americano High School  Sacramento, CA
Betty Miller  Jackson High School       Jackson, OH
Sally Mitchell Renaissance High School   Meridian, ID
Julia Norcross  Naugatuck High School Naugatuck, CT
Autumn Peeper Iola High School Iola, KS
David Quinn   Edmonds-Woodway High School    Edmonds, WA
Sean Riley   West Seattle High School  Seattle, WA
Kyndra Sheets Brush High School  Brush, CO
Christine Sorensen   Lakeside Jr Sr High School   Plummer, ID
Flannery Stanford Gulf Shores High School   Foley, AL
Jennifer Stastny Omaha Central High School   Omaha, NE
Kathleen Trump Susitna Valley Jr Sr High School Talkeetna, AK
Alexis Wright The Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Heather Wright Polk County Early College High School  Columbus, NC  


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Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Pictured above: Participants in the 2016 NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers; Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.