Dutchess Gutierrez

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Trinity Valley Community college-Associates of Arts degree. BA in Dance from Sam Houston State University; Master of Arts in Teaching from Texas Woman's University in 2014.

Dutchess Gutierrez

Mrs. Gutierrez currently teaches Dance Art I-IV, Co-Directs the Thomas Jefferson Dance Company, and directs the Liberty Belles Drill Team. Mrs. Gutierrez attended Trinity Valley Community college where she was a TVCC Cardette and received her Associates of Arts degree. Mrs. Gutierrez then earned a BA in Dance from Sam Houston State University in 2011 and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Texas Woman's University in 2014. Mrs. Gutierrez's dance classes are fast-paced, fun, and disciplined. Aside from learning dance skills and performing in the Department Dance Showcases, students learn how to work with others, problem solve, and create their own works of dance art. Mrs. Gutierrez pushes her students to believe in themselves, encourage others, and most importantly, always have an open mind to try new things.

 Hannah Briggs

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 Nathaniel Forrister

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Nathaniel Forrister

Ms. Raven Lawes

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BFA - Sam Houston State University, MA - Birmingham City University

Ms. Raven Lawes

Ms. Lawes earned her BFA in Theatre from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) and her MA in Theatre from Birmingham City University (Birmingham, England) During her 7 years of teaching, Ms. Lawes has been the recipient of the Jefferson - Polk, "Heart Award" in teaching, has competed and won several UIL One Act Play competitions, and continues to mentor and motivate her students to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

 Lieutenant Colonel La Daryl Franklin, US Army (Ret).)

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Master of Business Administration

Lieutenant Colonel La Daryl Franklin, US Army (Ret).)

Graduate of Louisiana State University Shreveport in 1994 with a Bachelors of Art Degree and went on to serve in the United States Army for 27 years. Graduate of the Command and General Staff College in 2008 as a Major. Earning an MBA in 2001.

 Robert Romano

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 William Kennedy

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 Yvonne Duque

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Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts from Texas Woman's University and Master of Fine Arts from Penn State University

Yvonne Duque

I currently teach Theatre Arts 1 - 4; Stage Makeup. I have a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts from Texas Woman's University and Master of Fine Arts from Penn State University. My Theatre Arts classes are very collaborative and energetic! We all have creativity, and my classes help enhance that through imaginative activities and interactive projects.