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Tara Winton, Theatre Teacher & Senior Beta Club Sponsor

Beta Club:
       * Meeting May 23rd at 2pm in Mrs. Winton's Room
       * Fundraiser at Chipotle May 28th from 4-8.  When you make a purchase say you are there for Central Magnet.
       * Final deposit is due June 1st
       * We leave for Nationals on June 17th -- the time is TBA
       * We return from Nationals on June 20th
Jimmy Awards:
       * Sevon Askew will be performing/competing at the Jimmy Awards in NYC on June 25th. 
Fall Production: 
       * The Fall show is Big River dates are tentatively set for October 18th-21st.                                                                      This show is directed by Mrs. Winton, assisted by Nolan Ragland and Mary Martha Willson
       * The student directed show in the spring is Steel Magnolias, directed by Sevon Askew.                                                  Tentative dates are set for January 10th-13th
       * Auditions for BOTH shows will be August 13th & 14th immediately after school in Mrs. Winton's room (#344)

A little about me...

I was raised in Woodbury, TN.  Just down the road. And grew up in the theatre....and I mean that literally.  I was onstage at 3 months old, took naps in the lobby during rehearsals, and directed my first show before I could drive. I met my husband through theatre when we were pre-schoolers. We have one son and one daughter. Don't be surprised if you see one of them on my hip during a curtain speech.  As you can see, for me theatre means family.  And that is how I run my program and view my students.
I attended Samford University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theatre in 2005.  Then later attended Belmont University and received my Master of Arts in Teaching in 2011. I have been at Central Magnet School my entire teaching career and am proud to be an original faculty member.  I am truly blessed to be in such a wonderful environment. 
At Central Magnet School I serve as the Theatre teacher and we produce a multitude of performances each year including a mainstage musical, at least one student directed show, a theatre one production, ten minute play festival, and musical theatre showcases.  I am also the Senior Beta sponsor and proud to have such an outstanding club of students dedicated to exceptional academics, character, leadership and service.  #beta4life