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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Ann Foster

Teacher

While completing my undergraduate degree I spent four years acting and directing on tour in full-time ministry with the Covenant Players. Through them I had the opportunity to minister to the West Coast, New York, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and South Korea.

For the next four years (while completing grad school) I taught Drama and British Literature in South Korea. While there I served as Dramaturg for Seoul Shakespeare Company and founded Cut Glass Theatre. This small company of mine now stages literature-based tours at schools from Alaska to Australia (though a bit less often since my three sweet daughters were born).

I have worked for the past seven years as a teaching artist, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer for the California Shakespeare Theatre, and have taught online at the university and high school level. It has been a joy to meet students from so many places and paths.

While not teaching you can find me writing (an adaptation of A Little Princess, a story for the Peace Corps, an article in Teaching Shakespeare Magazine…), or doing silly voices for the weekly C.S. Lewis reading club at my church. I believe the written and spoken word can be powerful forces for good, and I look forward to exploring that goodness with students!

Experience

Four years with the Covenant Players Drama Ministry (West Coast, New York, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, South Korea)

Four years Drama and British Literature at an international school in Seoul

Seven years as a teaching artist and curriculum planner for the California Shakespeare Theatre

Coached Speech for the United States Academic Decathlon

Have acted and written for the stage for seventeen years

Founding Director of Cut Glass Theatre which stages literature-based tours at schools and community centers around the world.

Qualification

A.A. Theatre Arts from Mt San Jacinto College

A.A. Early Childhood Education from Riverside Community College

B.A. Art History (minor History) from Mansfield University

TEFL certificate

MA Shakespeare Education earned in Stratford-upon-Avon (the Shakespeare Institute)

MFA Children’s Literature from Hollins University.

Certification

California: English and Theatre (lapsed while serving overseas)

ACSI: Theatre Arts

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is a fully accredited online, private, college preparatory Christian school offering students in 4th-12th grades a rigorous and high quality academic program taught by highly qualified, mission-minded, Christian educators in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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