Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction- Texas A&M Commerce B.A. Theatre- University of North Texas EC-12 Theatre Certification 7-12 Speech Certification

Mrs. Candace Norris

Theatre/Speech/Debate, Electives Department Head

Hello Murphy Mavericks! I am Candace Norris and I have proudly been at Murphy Middle School since 2014. The courses I teach include Intro to Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre, Advanced Theatre Arts, Intro to Public Speaking, Intro to Debate, and Advanced Debate/Oral Interpretation. Throughout the school year, I have the amazing opportunity to direct plays/musicals as well as coach the MMS Speech & Debate team in our tournaments. While teaching, directing, and coaching, I also write curriculum for our district! I love to stay busy! 

I received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction through Texas A&M-Commerce and my B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of North Texas. I currently hold a Theatre K-12 and Speech 7-12 teaching certifications. 

In April 2020, my husband and I welcome our first child, named Levi, into the world and he has been our greastest blessing! In my spare time, I love to read books and travel with my husband as much as possible. We also have a rambuntious Australian Shepard named Clyde who keeps us very much entertained! 


Tutorial Schedule
  • Upcoming Productions & Speech/Debate Tournaments: 



    **Please visit the MMS Speech and Theater Websites for more information (audition days, meetings, etc.) The links above** 

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  • Tutorials: 

    Tuesdays & Thursdays- 3:30-4:00PM

    **Or by appointment! Please email to set up a time.**