Gabrielle DesVaux-Saxton - Program Director
I bring many skills, and expertise, to the Academy of Creativity. I have 11 years experience teaching in an Elementary Charter School. I have taught 6-8 Social Studies and Theatre for the last 9 years. I helped with the design and creation of the Open Classroom charter after being a parent first for over 4 years. I helped design the middle school and had been a huge part of keeping the Charter integrity intact. I have designed curriculum and many courses. I have received awards through teaching, along with my previous team, and I have given my adult career life to teaching and my students.
I have a strong background in theatre and I will bring these skills and expertise to Academy of Creativity. I have a Degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Directing from Southern Utah University and have directed over 13 shows and Stage Managed many more. I have developed a popular program of theatre instruction, and I designed, opened, and ran my own theatre camp – The Open Community Theatre.
Many people have an arts background but struggle with building a successful program. I have done this twice in the past 10 years and I look forward to doing it again at City Academy.
Lastly, I have skills and expertise in school management and school leadership. I have helped develop a Five Year Plan, been a Steering Board member for many years, Co-Chaired the School Improvement Council for two years, wrote a School Improvement Plan, was a Union representative, and oversaw and developed a school budget while serving as a parent educational leader, all at the Open Classroom Charter School..
I look forward to this new adventure as the program director of City Academy's Learning Enrichment Program as well as director and theatre teacher at Academy of Creativity!!!