Welcome to my home page. I teach Animal Science, Horticultural, Technical Theater, and Production Theater Arts Classes. This is my 21st year teaching in Willis ISD, and my 22nd year teaching overall.
Animal Science is a year long course that focuses on the care requirements, judging qualities, and overall anatomy of several types of animals. Students also learn some construction skills typically needed when raising livestock.
Horticulture is also a year long course that covers the necessary skills needed to care for houseplants, garden plants, and landscaping. Students also learn some simple construction skills needed for landscaping.
This year Animal Science and Horticulture students will use construction skills, problem solving skills, cooperative learning groups, engineering theories, and research and development techniques to design and construct wooden trebuchets (similar to catapults) to enter in the competition at the Texas Renaissance Festival in November. The skills that the students learn from this project will help them in problem solving, research and developing new ideas, and "thinking outside the box". Hopefully these skills will help them long into the future.
Lucas Limelights, the Production Theater class, is a year long course that students must audition for in May of the previous school year. Students in this class will perform at the Renaissance Festival in November, help with the UIL One Act Play in the spring, and perform at local elementary schools and nursing homes in late April and early May.
I also teach a technical theater class where students will learn the ins and outs of managing a theater. Students will be responsible for organizing and maintaining costumes, schedules, props, set pieces, web sites, etc.
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