Caroline & Judd met in the Theatre Education Masters program at the University of Northern Colorado. The first year is online, but through their writing they discovered some common beliefs and values. The summer intensives on campus gave them ample opportunity to laugh and connect and create. After grad school, Caroline and Judd remained connected and searching for ways to collaborate. This blog and the adventures it is encouraging them to go on is the product of their budding theatre educator friendship.
Judd is currently a third-year English teacher at Brighton High School in Brighton, Colorado where he was the 2016 Rookie of the Year. He is also representing electives on the Teacher Leader Team for Riverdale Ridge High School where he will be the drama teacher when the school opens in the Fall of 2018. He is an alumni of Colorado State University (BA Theatre) and the University of Northern Colorado (MA Theatre Education). Judd is focused on arts education advocacy, specifically on preparing emerging artists for the workforce after education. Judd is the founder of The New Commedia, a small theatre company that creates original, local-grown productions. If he has down-time, you'll find him at the movies.
Caroline is entering her tenth year in the classroom as the drama teacher in Denver Public Schools at the Denver Center for International Studies. She studied Theatre Arts and Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and earned her MA in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Her aim is to connect with and inspire other theatre educators through sharing her resources and reflections from life and teaching on the blog. Caroline is an unapologetic planner, lover of the combination of physical activity, nature and beer and overly excited about being in community with artists who want to change the world.