Theatre teacher and director
I lucked out! I was drafted too young as a professional athlete and felt I needed another year at university after completing my BA before I took a chance at trying out for the CFL. Well, lo and behold, the B of Education year at university was an 'eye-opener' in so many ways. I loved it! I knew right away teaching was something I wanted to pursue with all of my heart!
Movie—"Power of One"
Book and Musical—"Les Misérables"
Quote—"Every human life is insignificant, unless you, yourself, make it great." Pere Murray
No favorites. I feel blessed to teach at ASD!
There are some things that really stand out: It is a not-for-profit school; the tolerance and patience of the students, parents, and faculty with all of the different backgrounds; the parental support at ASD; the Arts Faculty at ASD
I cannot mention any musical or play because I have 'truly' enjoyed them all. However, I have two memories that really stand out for me:
First, ASD’s Julian Maawad, Nick Walsh, Max Dunn, and Christian Ridley ran the final race of the 2010 International Screaming Eagle Track Meet in Cairo, Egypt. ASD HAD TO WIN this race in order for ASD to win this track meet for the first time ever (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op_WmTNQuiQ). It features the wonderful voice of Vanessa Maawad!
The second memory that will stay in my mind forever happened this year when ASD hired Julia Ridley (my daughter) to the ASD faculty. Thank you!