About Alyssa Pitner...
Position: Theatre Teacher
Team/Department: Fine Arts
Room: PAC / Drama Room
Phone: (480) 424-8128
Welcome to Casteel Theatre Company! I am so excited to welcome you to our theatre family. Our goal in Casteel Theatre is to create quality theatre in a community of artists where inclusion matters, all members are valued, and empathy is center stage. I look forward to creating art with you this 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!