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Deb Shaw

Midland Independent School District
SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator

Working now as the Director of Fine Arts for Midland ISD, Deb Shaw has an extensive background in UIL Academics and One-Act Play.  As a theatre director, she has had OAP companies appear at the State Meet three times winning first in 1998 with The King Stag, 2nd in 2001 with Our Country’s Good and 3rd in 2002 with Beggar’s Opera.  She has also served as a critic judge, contest manager and stage manager for district, area, region and state OAP contests.  She has worked as a clinician for the last three years.


Deb has coached UIL Prose and Poetry, as well as TFA and NFL Interpretation events.  Her students were champions at the 2000 TFA state tournament in both Dramatic Interp and Duet Acting.  Besides TFA state, she has qualified interpers to the UIL state finals and NFL nationals.


Her jump from the classroom to administration has to do with education – the education of principals and superintendents.  “It is often hard to communicate with administrators who don’t understand you,” she says “and that’s where you mostly land if you teach theatre or band or choir or art.  I wanted to work in a position where I could inform and educate administrators about their arts educators and try to make more people aware of the benefits and opportunities these programs provide for students.”


Deb has a B.A. and M.A. in theatre from North Texas State University (UNT) and an M.Ed. in administration from Texas Woman’s University.  She is a twelve-year veteran in high school theatre arts and has two years experience teaching elementary music.  Besides her credentials in theatre and music, she is certified to teach All-Level Art, Gifted-Talented, Dance, Journalism, English/Language Arts, History, Speech, Technology Education and PE.  She is contemplating a Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, March 6
 

8:00am

 
Friday, March 7
 

8:00am