Samantha Cox Miller
Courses: Tech Theatre I-IV, Advanced Technical Theatre Production, Mainstage
Online Portfolio: www.bekkalynch.com
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from University of Texas at Arlington-2008
-University of Chicago Outstanding Educator of the Year 2018
-Crystal Apple 2019
Mrs. Glaze began her teaching career here at Wylie East in 2013. She began her journey as a theatre artist at East Bank Theatre in Bossier City, Louisiana in 2001. Her professional background includes 10 years as a lighting technician, Scenic Carpenter, and Props Designer before receiving her teaching certification. Mrs. Glaze is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 298, Shreveport, Louisiana, where she has worked at local theatres for many Broadway tours, symphonies, and operas. She has also freelanced at Dallas Children's Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Uptown Players, and Turtle Creek Chorale.
Favorite productions include:
2010-2011 "Motherhood the Musical"
2015 "Seussical the Musical"
2017 "UBU" (UIL OAP Alternate to Region)
2019 "Little Shop of Horrors"
Courses: Technical Theatre I, Mainstage Theatre
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in vocal performance from Adams State College-1994
Masters in Theatre at TAMU Commerce-In Progress
-Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration best fine arts curriculum 1999 winner, collaboration with all fine arts department
-Awarded Lifetime PTA Member
Mrs.DiPasquale (Mrs.D) is now in her 26th year as an educator. She holds a teaching certification in five states. Mrs.D married her high school sweetheart, John, and they’ve been married for 25 years and together they have three adult children.
Mrs. D most recently was a theatre director at Willow Springs Middle School where she directed OAP for 12 years with ten 1st place wins and two 2nd place wins. In the summer she works with The Perfect Performance Theatre Summer Camp in Lewisville, Texas.
Mrs. DiPasquale comes to Wylie East with a strong background in directing, costume design and Costume construction.
Favorite Productions include:
Courses: Black Box, Advanced Theatre 1, Theatre 1, Tech Theatre 1
Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education from A&M Commerce-2020
Ms. Cox will begin her teaching career at Wylie East this year. She has had the opportunity to teach theatre overseas, in at risk programs, at TETA, and even in professional theatres. Throughout her university career, she has gained experience in directing, carpentry, design, combat, theatre administration, and stage management. It is her dream to use her knowledge of theatre to inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning in diverse students. She believes that through a theatre education students can identify their unique voice and use that voice as a tool to positively impact their community.