Will Saxton - Assistant Director
I am excited to bring my expertise and experience in theatre arts to Academy of Creativity. I have a BS in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting and Directing from Southern Utah University. I have applied this knowledge as a high school theatre teacher for the last 12+ years in both the Morgan School District and the Murray School District. I have coached school teams for dozens of theatre festivals, directed over 100 productions, received professional development in theatre teaching at multiple conferences and seminars, and I have worked as a theatre director for Murray City on three different occasions.
I also bring my expertise and experience as an adjunct professor in communication. I have taught concurrent enrollment classes at Murray High School for the Communication Department at Salt Lake Community College for the past nine years. Additionally, I have been employed by SLCC as an adjunct professor for the past five semesters and for a semester in 2010. I understand the way college education and college classrooms work and I know how to help students prepare for that part of their educational careers. My Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from the University of Utah has also provided insight and educational theory to my practice as a teacher.
Finally, my 12+ years as a secondary teacher in the public school system helps me understand the culture of the secondary education system both as a professional and as a mentor for students. I have helped students negotiate the requirements for graduation, scholarship applications, letters of recommendation, portfolio preparation, e-portfolios, online education, college application, college auditions, etc. I have also participated in leadership and training at the professional level. I have served on the faculty leadership team at my school as well as the accreditation team for Murray High School, creating the Performing Arts section of that document and contributing to the School Improvement Plan.
I am very excited to bring my love of teaching and learning to Academy of Creativity!