This is Mr. Helms' 5th year at Fossil Ridge, he is a graduate of Howard Payne University and incredibly excited to get to work with such amazing students and directors.
Fossil Ridge Theatre Directors
Mr. Kersh is delighted about returning to Fossil Ridge and KISD. He was a professional actor for 15 years before deciding he wanted to eat regularly and live in a house. He holds a BA in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and has been teaching theatre for 22 years.
He spends any spare time away from the theatre fishing, playing the bass guitar and spending time with his wife Jill and their two dogs, Daisy and Bud.
Mrs. Easterling is excited to begin her first year at Fossil Ridge High School. She is currently teaching Theatre I, Freshmen Select Theatre, Partner Theatre, Theatre II, and Theatre III-IV. Mrs. Easterling graduated with honors from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Theatre. She recently got married this past summer to Ryan and they happily live in Fort Worth. Kelsey is thrilled to be a part of FRHS Theatre and work with so many talented students! Mrs. Easterling can already tell that it is truly "better at the Ridge!"
Mrs. Baughman is beginning her second year at Fossil Ridge High School. She currently teaches Theatre I, Theatre II, Production I-IV, and Musical Theatre. Mrs. Baughman graduated from New York University TISCH School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. She also studied musical theatre in London. Mrs. Baughman toured nationally with Sesame Street Live, performed in children's theatre throughout the New York City area, ran a theatre & dance school in Austin, TX for 6 years, taught theatre & dance in the Washington DC area, and was an elementary theatre teacher at Caprock Elementary School for 2 years. She loves teaching and knows that it truly is better at the Ridge!
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