Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, University of Texas at Austin
Salutations! I'm Ms. Dodds and I'm delighted to be your Theatre Arts teacher for this school year. I received my theatre degree (BFA with Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin and immediately started my career at Casa Manana Theatre! After spending many years working in all aspects of showbiz, I finally settled down in Corsicana where I directed the youth theatre program at the Warehouse Living Arts Center for 20+ years, taught all four levels of English at CHS, and then moved on to teaching theatre full-time. Developing the theatre program at Collins Middle School has been a most rewarding experience, and I'm glad to be back after spending time teaching in Cairo, Egypt.
In addition to Theatre Arts and Theatre Production, I also teach Journalism and Yearbook. My background as an English and Speech teacher as well as a Theatre geek helps to pack in lots of experiences in the journalism class which is a one-semester course. In regards to Yearbook, I spent all four years of high school working on Yearbook, and now I'm getting to be on the teaching end of Yearbook! And I love it!
And just to make sure that I'm staying busy, I also direct the One-Act Play for CMS and serve as the UIL Academic Coordinator! Promotion of UIL Academics is near and dear to my heart. Middle School is a great time to inspire students to start their participation in UIL Academics which can pay off big time in earning scholarships at the high school level! Go, Tigers!
2017 - 2018 Bell Schedule
PERIOD PERIOD BEGINS PERIOD ENDS FALL CLASSES
1st 8:00 AM 8:50 AM UIL Conference
2nd 8:54 AM 9:44 AM Theatre Arts
3rd 9:48 AM 10:38 AM Inclusion
4th 10:42 AM 11:14 AM Advisory
5th 11:18 AM 12:48 PM Yearbook
A Lunch 11:18 AM 11:48 AM 30 min
B Lunch 11:58 AM 12:18 PM 30 min
C Lunch 12:18 PM 12:48 PM My Lunch!
6th 12:52 PM 1:42 PM Conference
7th 1:46 PM 2:36 PM Theatre Arts
8th 2:40 PM 3:30 PM Theatre Production