Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction- Texas A&M Commerce B.A. Theatre- University of North Texas Current Texas A&M-Commerce Graduate Student 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 also have the amazing opportunity to direct the fall musical, the spring UIL One-Act Play, the Advanced Theatre Arts class play, and the Annual MMS Talent show. Along with running the theatre department at Murphy, I also am the Speech and Debate coach and compete in four Speech and Debate Tournaments with my team throughout year. In the summer, I help run the PISD Starpower Theatre Camp at Plano East Sr. High and work on curriculum writing for the district.
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 my spare time, I love to read books and travel with my husband as much as possible. We also have a 6 year old rambuntious Australian Shepard named Clyde who keeps us very much entertained!
Upcoming Productions & Speech/Debate Tournaments:
October 19th- Speech Tournament at Plano East Sr. High School
November 14th-16th- Fall Musical
December 14th- Speech Tournament at Haggard Middle School
Friday, February 21st- UIL One-Act Play Performance at Murphy
Saturday, February 29th- UIL One-Act Play Competition at Clark HS
Saturday, March 21st- Speech Tournament at Vines HS
Friday, March 27th- MMS Talent Show
Saturday, April 25th- Speech Tournament at Shepton HS
MMS Advanced Theater Class Play- TBA
**Please visit the MMS Speech and Theater Websites for more information (audition days, meetings, etc.) The links above**