CWA Welcomes New Performing Arts Faculty for Fall 2022
Sarah Kronisch Middle and Upper School Theater Director
Ms. Sarah Kronisch joins us as our new Theater Director in Middle and Upper School. Sarah comes to us most recently from the Westside School in West Seattle. Ms. Kronisch is a dramatic arts educator, director, playwright, and actor. She attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut. Having acted in regional theaters, she has also earned TV credits in both New York and Los Angeles (Law and Order: SVU and Mad Men).
Sarah began working as an acting coach at The Playground Acting Conservatory (Los Angeles – 2012) and began teaching Theater classes at the Alta Vista School (San Francisco – 2015). There, she created a comprehensive, sequential, and multicultural theater curriculum for students. She loves traditional Greek theater for all the fundamental and ensemble work it offers students. Sarah is “ecstatic to get her hands on the amazing space at CWA,” and to add a “fresh perspective to the program.” She is already looking forward to joining our community and has already begun planning a Winterim trip for students to study the origins of theater in Greece in 2023.
Christy Taylor Middle and Upper School Instrumental Director
We are pleased to welcome Christy Taylor as our new Middle and Upper School Instrumental Director. Ms. Taylor holds a BM in Music Education from Baker University in KS, and she has taught general music, music appreciation, choir, orchestra, jazz band, concert band, marching band, and more, for grades 5-12 over the past 13 years. Most recently, Ms. Taylor comes to us from central Idaho, where she has served as the Director of Bands at both Twin Falls High School and O’Leary Middle School. She is also the Co-founder and President of the Idaho Bandmasters Association and Secretary for the Idaho Music Educators Association. Both organizations provide advocacy efforts and professional development opportunities for music educators and music education in schools. In her letter of interest, Ms. Taylor states that, “Teaching has allowed me to discover my true passion of providing students with a safe place to discover the power of music. Helping students to learn about music, community, and themselves is a unique privilege and my calling in life.”