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The blog prompt about the for the week of March 18th was about summer plans and such.  I am graduating on May 18th and am going to spend the summer in St. Louis.  I am going to be Assistant Directing a show called The Cherry Sisters with R-S Theatrics.  I am also taking a play writing workshop through Fontbonne’s on campus theatre company Mustard Seed Theatre.

I don’t know what life will be like after graduation. My fiance’s job got transferred to Dallas, TX. I guess that means I will eventually go as well.  I love St. Louis and have lived here all my life. Change is hard. But it will definitely be a new adventure!


Our prompt for this week is what class has been most important to you in your school career.  While it is not your typical class per se, hands down for me it is student teaching.

I am currently doing my student teaching.  Last semester in Jane Wolff’s Instructional Process, she would repeat week after week that you have to give everything you have got and more to your student teaching.  She was 100% correct. Student teaching has taken over my life. I am not going to lie, it is overwhelming and stressful but it is also the best time of my school career.

Some days I think I am learning more than my students.  It is definitely a collaborative process. I have learned so much in my first few weeks of student teaching.  The most important thing I have learned is BE PREPARED and no matter how much you plan a lesson, something may not go according to plan. This keeps you on your toes and constantly learning.  I am enjoying the journey and savoring every minute of this experience.


This semester has been one of the most challenging for me by far! Final preparation for Student Teaching next semester.  I got to get out to high schools in the area and observe and teach actual lesson plans.  It is exciting and scary all at once to be doing my Student Teaching next semester. I will miss the comfort of going to class but the time has come to apply everything that Fontbonne has taught me throughout my journey of earning my Masters degree.

I am grateful for my learning experience at Fontbonne and will continue to learn and grow everyday. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone luck on their final exams and have a blessed holiday season.

Happy Holidays!


I am selfish and self centered.  But I am curious, does anyone read my blog posts?

I love to write but don’t write often enough. Writers write, so that is why I have undertaken the task of contributing to this blog. Really I should not care what others think, but I totally wondered, is anyone out there in the Fontbonne world reading my blog?

I want to write topics that others can relate to, I want to be helpful, I want to share the Fontbonne experience with you all.

If you are out there and would like for me to blog about a certain topic. Let me know, I would be happy to oblige. A little bit about myself. I am in the Masters program for Theatre Education.  I have my undergrad in Theatre and Communications from Fontbonne. I am recently engaged and work as the House Manager for Mustard Seed Theatre. I like running and yoga and I am a cat owner. I believe God has a plan for each and everyone of us and by taking the right action we live out God’s will for us.

Anyone else out there enjoy theatre?  If so, what are so of your favorite plays? Or do you have any St. Louis venues you love to go see productions at?

Anything else you would like to know?  ASK ME!


Balancing Act

by Ann November 1, 2012

This is my second to last semester as a grad student. Next semester I will be doing my student teaching.  I quit my 9-5 job to focus on school.  I thought  now that I am not working I would have all the free time in the world. This is not true! I have learned that [...]

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I Rocked n Rolled

by Ann October 23, 2012

I did my second Rock n Roll half marathon on Sunday, Oct. 21st, 2012, here in St. Louis.  This is the 5th half marathon I have done.  This time around my overall time. That was a bonus.  I worked with a trainer doing lots of hills and speedwork so I think that played a huge [...]

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The best thing about being a Fontbonne student is…..

by Ann October 10, 2012

The campus community is the best thing about being a Fontbonne student. It feels like family. The classes are not overly crowded, you get to know your professors and fellow students on a personal level. This is a great advantage Fontbonne has to offer. The staff and professors are committed to helping their students succeed. [...]

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Number One Question

by Ann October 1, 2012

The number one question I get when I tell people I am getting my master’s in theatre education: Fontbonne has a theatre? Why yes, yes they do, and the theatre is producing excellent pieces of work through student productions and through Mustard Seed Theatre. The upcoming student production is a show written by Sarah Kane [...]

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Go See The Elephant!

by Ann September 10, 2012

Hey Fontbonne students- Welcome to the new school year!  I am Ann, and I am working on my Master’s in Theatre Education. I am also the Resident House Manager for Mustard Seed Theatre. This theatre is located on the Fontbonne campus in the Fine Arts building. I encourage all students to check out Mustard Seed’s [...]

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Favorite Spots in St. Louis

by Ann March 2, 2012

There are many places to enjoy in St. Louis but I have 2 favorite places. First of all, I love the walking trails at Powder Valley Nature Center in Sunset Hills. I have viewed a deer drinking from a stream there and jumped over a snake on the trail. It is very quiet and serene [...]

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