Theatre Faculty named a 2018 Fund for Teachers Fellow

Congratulations to Diana D’Emeraude, theatre faculty member at Canyon Vista Middle School who has been chosen to participate as a 2018 Fellow with Fund for Teachers.  Ms. D’Emeraude will take in courses and attend plays primarily with secondary theatre teachers from the U.K. at the Globe Theatre in London, with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, and other venues that will include: approaches to teaching Shakespeare and discussions with specialists to develop curricula for her middle school students.

D’Emeraude joins a peer group of nearly 8,000 preK-12 educators who refuse to settle for traditional professional development or the status quo in their classroom. After navigating the globe conducting field research, attending seminars, volunteering with community organizations or observing best practices, Fund for Teachers Fellows inspire school communities with authentic learning.

Diana D’Emeraude teaches theatre at Canyon Vista Middle School in Austin, Texas. Previously, she taught theatre, music and special education at the elementary level in the Austin area. She taught two years in Japan and one year in England. Her career accomplishments include Texas K-8 Theatre Teacher of the Year, two Fund for Teachers Fellowships (2013 & 2018), a Fulbright to Japan, two NEH grants, and the President’s Bronze Star Volunteer Award. In 2017, she won a state play-writing competition.

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