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Theatre Educator of the Year

Laura McNary has been named the 2021 Theatre Educator of the Year by the Texas Educational Theatre Association. The K-12 Educator of the Year Awards recognize and celebrate theatre educators whose innovative approaches, exceptional achievements, and meaningful contributions have informed and inspired fellow colleagues and students resulting in the cultivation of the next generation of outstanding theatre artists and educators. 

Ms. McNary is a native of the Mid-West who left the professional theatre world to become an educator in 2002. Following work in several area districts she came to Plano ISD in the fall of 2020 as the Theatre Teacher at Frankford Middle School. This fall she moved to Plano Senior High School as the Technical Theatre Director.

Laura’s passion is to use her skills to be a storyteller and help students realize their talents and how they can shape those into becoming creative storytellers as well. She loves spending time with her family and friends and is thankful for their support as she has continued this journey. We are so proud to call her one of our own!