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    Dean of Arts Conservatories

     Tatum                                            Email: mitatum@dallasisd.org
                                                Office: Room 165c, Main Building
                                                Phone: 972-925-1211




    After more than twenty years of active work in the arts as a dancer, actor, technician, designer, director, educator, producer, and administrator, M. Scott Tatum is looking for a way to make an even bigger impact. Starting as a dancer and quickly becoming excited by the arts as a career, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a BFA in Theatre Studies and continued on as Head of Theatre at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy in Austin, TX.

    Scott successfully executed an innovative vision of what a magnet high school theatre arts curriculum could be by tripling space, program offerings, and enrollment. His integrated curriculum approach yielded collaborative projects alongside other faculty members from all areas and led to being featured in several publications about the changing signs of theatre education in our country.

    With his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, including a focus on gifted & talented arts education, from the College of Education and certification in Arts and Cultural Administration and Entrepreneurship from the the LBJ School of Public Affairs (both at The University of Texas at Austin), M. Scott Tatum now looks to help communities, families, and schools make significant progress toward the development of arts-intensive, academically rigorous, and unique environments for the education of the whole student.