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FINE ARTS PROGRAMS

ART
Art and Art History
Lara Cordiner
 
The role and importance of art in our world extend far beyond the walls of an art museum. From the beginning of time, our Creator has used the arts to call us back to Himself, to remind us that there is hope beyond this present darkness. The beauty and detail found in creation have long been a fascination of mine and are a common theme in my artwork. My lifelong passion for art led me to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Metalsmithing & Jewelry. I also closely studied ceramics. I am thrilled to work with WACHE students as we explore art through the lenses of beauty, truth, and goodness.
 
 
 
 

BALLET
 
Dance
Crystal Greenwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MUSIC

Elementary, Middle School, High School Choir
Raven Miller
 
I’m the vocal teacher for WACHE. Singing has been such a huge part of my life, and has provided me countless opportunities to serve the Lord and minister through music. The best part of that, though, has been being able to teach others how to develop the gifts God has given them and use those to serve and minister to those around them. I’ve been teaching private voice and choir in some capacity for 16 years, and I have a Bachelors in Vocal Music Education. Currently, I help lead worship at Grace Baptist Church on Sundays, and I work with our youth band, teaching them how to lead worship and make that a part of their daily life. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to teach at WACHE and invest in this next generation of worship leaders and singers!
 
 
Guitar and Ukulele 5th Grade-12th Grade
Joel Sprayberry
 
My name is Joel Sprayberry. I love music, but more than that, I love seeing the bulb turn on in someone's eyes when they discover their musical talent. Of course, they light up. Musical success is fun, rewarding, and life changing. I have a business degree from Texas Tech University but have been a professional musician for over 25 years. I have been playing music since I was a small child. Starting with piano lessons and then moving on to percussion. After years of working out my youth on the drums, I finally found my home inside the sound of an acoustic guitar. I am passionate about pursuing the gift God has given to me. I love opening up new worlds of musical learning and performing for students of all ages. The best part comes when I can stand back and watch my students rock out confidently with smiles on their faces. Oh, and that light-- the light in their eyes -- you can't miss it. It's magnificent.
 
Elementary Music
Laura Yan
 
We all have music in our hearts when we're born and as we grow, we naturally enjoy music in so many ways. I love helping kids grow in their knowledge of musical structure and how we can worship God with singing, playing, and dancing. I have a vocal music education degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and have taught elementary general music throughout the last two decades. I am so blessed to be a part of this team of music teachers at WACHE and count it a privilege to make music with the K-3rd grade students!
 
 
 
 
 

THEATRE
WACHE Theatre Teen Troupe 8th-12th Grades
Mendi Carlson
 
When I’m not belting out show tunes, I’m probably quoting a movie. I love helping kids come out of their shells and be proud of their accomplishments! During my first full year of teaching theatre at WACHE School, I directed the hilarious Once Upon a Crime to a sold-out audience. The following year, I directed Fowl Play to another sold-out audience. I believe public performance sets the stage for a well-rounded adult who will be able to engage any audience on the stage of life. I have been a homeschooling mom for 12 years and a theater mom for 8 years. I have been married for 19 years to my biggest fan, Jim, and I am the mother of three very animated minions.
 
 
Elementary Theatre
Lindsey Neal
 

Hi I’m Lindsey, the Drama Rama teacher this year. I grew up doing so many productions and live theater that its always been in my blood. My own kids perform in theater classes and lots of productions around the area. My oldest daughter loves Theater and Drama. It became something we really had to fully dive deeper into for fun and practice. I am looking forward to teaching your kids the love for performance and performing for others.

 

 

Theatrical Design Techniques 8th-12th Grades
Carrie Shearer
 
Hello! I’m Ms. Carrie. I experienced live theatre from a very early age; my family was involved in the many musicals at our church for as long as I can remember. In college, I majored as a theatre performance and vocal performance major. I was able to play the lead in such memorable plays as “Beaty and the Beast” and “The Robber Bridegroom”. (If you’re not familiar with that one, don’t worry. No one else is either.) While I did not pursue theatre after college, I still treasure those experiences. There is something unique to live theatre- it’s thrilling, it’s a bit scary, and it pushes you to grow. And while I loved the thrill of the performance, nothing compares to the relationships that are built. Theatre is essentially a group of people working together as a team to create, using their gifts and passions. And that is hard to find anywhere else. WACHE can go above and beyond that, providing an environment that most importantly, points to God. I am so excited to begin this journey with the WACHE Theatre and I can’t wait to see how these students grow in their talents!