David’s Last Play at Prescott Junior High: Wizard of Oz
October 22,2017 | Prescott Junior High
For most of ya’ll who know who David is…he’s my husband and yes, he’s a teacher- a Special Ed teacher. He’s been teaching for the last 18 years. Since teaching at Prescott Junior High, he’s been teaching drama class as well as his Special Day class. He’s been giving theater experiences yearly for these lovely and talented kids.
I remember when I first saw his stage play last year at Prescott (The Sleepy Hollow), it’s crazy because I was like, “How the heck can you guys create an amazing play in just 7 days?!”. And hey, this is not just the rehearsal week okay?!
Day 1 starts with a room full of about 150 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade a fast-paced audition process looking for kids who can sing, act and do some dancing. Again, that’s just the first day. Then from the second day until the fifth day, that’s the read-throughs and the rehearsals. Then on the 6th day, is the dress rehearsal and setting-up the stage and all that stuff. And lastly, the 7th day is the 2-show day! Yes, 2 shows. Isn’t that crazy?!
Like what I’ve said, this is the last year for him to do this since we’re going to start our new journey together. And I’m sure that he’s going to miss those years of working with these kids and their parents, his co-teachers and all the people who are always there supporting him on this project.
Even this Red Ranger from Nickelodeon’s Power Rangers, William Shewfelt, is a living witness that David’s passion in teaching drama gave him a way to be where he is right now.
William revisited his Modesto, California roots last January of this year. He gave support to his alma mater- Prescott Junior High and encouraged the students to reach their goals by not just dreaming.
“He was one of the shy kids, walking around with his head down,” recalled David, who urged him to try out for a part in a school play.
I want to dedicate this post to all the kids, parents, teachers, and everyone who worked with and supported David in his entire life of teaching.
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