Stephanie Donnelly
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Location: Norwich, CT, USA
School: Eastern Connecticut State University
Major: Theatre Education

Stephanie Donnelly

Theatre/Drama Teacher and Teaching Artist

Emerson College, Boston MA​: M.A. in Theatre Education, GPA 3.94 Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic CT​; GPA 3.9​, ​Summa cum Laude B.S. in Communication (Video Production and Directing) B.A. in Theatre (Concentrations in Acting and Directing)

Licenses: ​ Massachusetts Initial License, Theatre All Levels (preK-12)
Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate ​110 Unique Subject-Area Endorsement: Theatre

Achievements: ​Communication Honor Society, Presenter at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education festival, Student Directing Merit award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

UP Academy Kennedy Middle School, Springfield, MA-​Theater Teacher, Summer 2018-Present
● Plan and implement standards aligned theater curriculum for all students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, including students in the Substantially Separate and SEBS programs and a large EL population.
● Some units include: Elements of Drama, Improv, Foley Sound Effects, Reading a Play, and Being a Good Audience.
● Produce and direct one play and one musical in after school drama club. LEARN (Southwest), Waterford, CT- ​Intervention Specialist, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
● Provide individual academic support to students with a range of learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges
● Record and manage data on student performance and development
● Assist primary classroom instructor with other tasks as needed (in-classroom support)
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts, Woonsocket, RI- ​Student Teacher, Spring 2017
● Developed and taught curriculum units in Process Drama for Civil Rights, Ancient Greek Theatre and Costume Design
● Assisted in teaching units on Theatre in Society, Classical Theatre, Technical Theatre and Senior Projects in theatre The Chestnut Hill School, Newton, MA-​ Upper Camp Drama Director, Summer 2017
● Directed and costumed two shows (17 days each), one hour each with 20 to 30 children ages 9 to 11
● Taught a costuming class and an improv class over 8 weeks

Emerson Theatre Collaborative, Mystic, CT-​Summer Youth Theatre Director, Summer 2013-present
● Planned and implemented all aspects of the summer program, including directing the show, managing staff, scheduling and planning workshops and field trips, and managing activities
● Supervised and taught six-week intensive program for ages 4 - 14 Performing Arts Programs, S. Kingstown, RI​- ​Acting Instructor, Summer 2014
● Planned and implemented a week long intensive theatre camp in collaboration with a dance instructor
● Taught students ages 6 to 13 the fundamentals of acting culminating in a short showcase of new skills Saint Bernard School, Uncasville, CT-​Drama Director, Fall 2012-Spring 2015
● Managed all aspects of both artistic and technical direction
● Supervised and trained 20-30 students per show ranging from age 10 to 18 in acting, tech, design, construction, stage management and directing
● Produced shows including ​Alice in Wonderland, A Tale of Two Cities, The Wizard of Oz (musical)​, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ​ and ​The Hobbit ​ (musical) New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA-​Consultant/Video Production, 2012-2016
● Created (filmed and edited) short educational videos pertaining to Optics and Problem Based Learning Challenges to be utilized by students and teachers
● Assisted in writing and researching material for videos Hartford Children’s Theatre, Hartford, CT​- ​Stage Manager, Fall 2012
● Reported on rehearsals, kept communication between child actors and their guardians as well as between adult actors and design team
● Called cues, helped plan rehearsal time, kept blocking

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Big Y Foods, Groton, CT and Walpole, MA​- ​Bakery Clerk, August 2013-December 2015
● Bakery Employee of the Year 2014 ECSU Cashier’s Office, Willimantic, CT​-​Head Student Worker, September 2008-May 2012

SPECIAL SKILLS Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, iDVD, Dreamweaver, camera operation, photo and video editing, Banner, patience, adaptability, calm under pressure, teamwork, leadership, juggling tricks, lesson planning to the National Core Arts standards, arts and crafts, Costume and Set design and construction skills.

Theatre, Drama, Education