•   JACQUIE DEVINO - THEATRE ARTS TEACHER                               Mrs. Devino
                                                        THEATRE DIRECTOR
                                                       BA:  University of Missouri 
                                                       MFA: Lindenwood College
    jacquie.devino@gcisd.net
    817-305-4752 
                                                       
     
     
    I am proud to be starting my 16th year in education and my 7th year as a Panther.  I proudly believe that my role
    as a theatre arts educator gives me the opportunity to enrich the lives of students.  I believe in my students
    and I believe in what we are able to accomplish together.
     

    WHY TEACH THEATRE IN OUR SCHOOLS?

    Theatre is a SCIENCE.
    Theatre is MATHEMATICAL.

    Theatre is a FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
    Theatre is HISTORY.
    Theatre is PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
    Theatre is LANGUAGE ARTS.
    Theatre is BUSINESS.
    Theatre is TECHNOLOGY.
    Theatre is ECONOMICS.

    Theatre is taught in schools
    Not because you are expected to major in theatre,
    Not because you are expected to perform all through life,
    Not so you can relax,
    Not so you can have fun,
    But
    So you will recognize BEAUTY,
    So you will be SENSITIVE,
    So you will be closer to an INFINITE BEYOND THIS WORLD,

    So you will have more LOVE,
    More COMPASSION,
    More GENTLENESS,
    More GOOD,
    In short,
    More LIFE.

     Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live?

    That is why theatre is taught in our schools. 
     
    That is why I have dedicated my career to this art form.