• Mrs. Bussey

    Room 19

    Welcome back to another great year at Stuarts Draft! I am excited about beginning another year here and look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces alike. This year I will be teaching Drama I, Advanced Drama II-VIII, and English 10A. I also serve as Theatre Coordinator and Drama Club sponsor, VHSL One-Act coach, Forensics Coach, and direct our yearly school musical. I live in Waynesboro with my husband and four children.

    Before making the switch to public education, I worked for several years as a professional Theatre director and educator, working at Theatre Bristol in Bristol, TN/VA, The Barter Theatre in Abingdon VA, JMU, and several other wonderful institutions. A graduate of Mary Baldwin College, I received the bulk of my Theatre training at James Madison University. 

    I have a passion for Theatre, and a love of the written word.  A complete bookworm, English and Theatre are endlessly fascinating to me and I am awed at the way the written word and Theatrical Performance can not only make us feel and communicate truths about life, but can transform lives, communities, and individuals as well.  

    I have a strong interest in Gifted Education and am also an advocate for the Arts in Education.  The Arts not only teach key 21st Century skills like creative problem solving, collaboration, communication, media literacy, and presentation skills, but also dramatically impact a student's self-confidence, dramatically improve overall graduation rates, test scores, college acceptance, and general academic and life success.  Even if it's not Drama, take a class in the arts!  

    I firmly believe that the arts-whether Theatre, Music, or Painting-is for everyone. We all have something we need to express.  We all have something we need to create. For some of us, that is a poem or a song. For others, it's a performance on the stage. For others, it may be a beautiful jump shot. Whatever it is for you, don't be afraid to let it out!
    Don't Dream it.  Be it! 
    Go Cougars!!
    Mrs. Bussey's 2018-2019 First Semester Schedule

    First Block:  Planning

    Second Block:  Advanced Drama

    Third Block: Drama I 

    Fourth Block: English 10A

Last Modified on August 7, 2018