About Alyssa Pitner...
 Subject / Grade: 8th Grade Theatre Workshop, Drama/Theatre Arts I, II, & III, Company/Performance Theatre
Room: Drama Room/PAC
Phone: (480)424-8128
Email: Alyssa Pitner 
"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike."
-- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Welcome to Drama, Theatre Arts, and 8th Grade Social Studies! I am excited to be part of Casteel's amazing team, and I look forward to continuing a positive culture with the staff and my students. Let's make it a wonderful year!!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, where I received a degree in Secondary Education and a degree in Theatre. I completed my honors thesis on teaching Theatre at the secondary level. I am a member of the Educational Theatre Association, International Thespian Society. and Drama Teacher Academy.

My Educational Philosophy

In my classroom, I want students to be proud of what they achieve. I want my classroom to be a safe space for students to express their ideas. My students will not be afraid to fail because they have the support of their classmates and teachers along the journey. Students should be encouraged to take risks, and the results should be celebrated as a step on the path to success. In our class, we will “fail forward” with the intention of learning from any setbacks. Through the study of theatre, my students will gain skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives. By the end of our course, students will have a deeper understanding of themselves, the world, and the magic of theatre!

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