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Meet Mrs. Duerr


Drama and communications teacher Kristin Duerr believes that as she prepares students for the stage, she's really nurturing maturity and readiness for college and beyond.  Mrs. Duerr shares her passion for the creative process by directing Fine Arts Night and the spring musical, as well as collaborating on the Honor Code and Heritage Week. Her drama students will reap the benefits of Mrs. Duerr’s most recent professional development: Center Theatre Group (CTG) Virtual Arts Integration Symposium plus a 10-week workshop on improv games led by Aretha Sills, granddaughter of Viola Spolin, mother of Improvisational Theater. A girls-school graduate and 30-year veteran of both the stage and the classroom, Mrs. Duerr has earned acclaim for her 10+-year run in the play, "Late Night Catechism" nationwide.  When off the stage, you'll find her hanging out with her daughter in San Francisco or watching her 2 sons surf, skateboard or just making her laugh!

Kristin Duerr

Teacher, Drama and Communications


I help students find their voice through theatre. The classroom becomes a studio where students discover connections to their culture using the dramatic narrative.

Meet Mrs. Wisdom


LAUREN WISDOM grew up in Dallas, Texas and began her training at Texas Ballet Theater. She graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. She was a company member with METdance from 2010-2012 where she performed works by Jason Parsons, Kate Skarpetowska, and Larry Keigwin before becoming an apprentice with Nashville Ballet II. There she performed soloist roles in Napoli and in Banning Roberts Bouldin’s The Ritual. She joined Bruce Wood Dance from 2014-2017 where she performed works by Bruce Wood, Joy Bollinger, Albert Drake, and Kimi Nikaidoh. Her performance experience also includes dancing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Opera, Larwell Productions, AVSD productions, and the Jordan Kahn Music Company. She is a dancer, teacher, resident choreographer, and rehearsal director for Collin County Ballet Theatre. Gonzales’s choreography has been recognized and selected for Honor status at the Regional Dance America conference, and most recently received their National Choreography Recognition Award for her ballet, Perpetuum Mobile. In 2019, Gonzales received the President’s Aspiring Artist Scholarship from California Institute of the Arts, where she pursued her MFA in Choreography. 

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