Andy Reynolds has been the Head Director for WHS for the past 21 years directing over 70 productions. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Theatre Arts in Acting & Directing. He has brought home 17 District, 12 Area and 7 Regional wins with 7 State appearances and 4 of them placing in the top 3 at the UIL State OAP Contest. During the past 11 years, the WHS Musical Theatre Dept. has been nominated for Best Musical at the Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theater Awards (formerly Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) High School Musical Awards) 8 times, winning the coveted prize of Best Musical in 2016 (SPAMALOT) and in 2021 (MATILDA). WHS is the most nominated and award-winning school in the DSM Program. In 2019 Reynolds was the recipient of the first DSM Outstanding Educator Award. He would like to thank the WISD Administration for the support for the Fine Arts in our district! He would also like to recognize the love he feels every day from his wife, Melanie and his 3 children. Forever and Always! “We Are the Lucky Few!”
Ryan Mullican has been a theater arts teacher for 21 years. For the past 15 years he has worked alongside his friend and coworker Andy Reynolds to help build what has become a thriving Waxahachie Theater Arts department. And now, with the addition of Paula Meyers, he is very excited about what the future holds for WHS drama. Mr. Mullican received his BFA with an emphasis in performance from UT Arlington and has continued to enthusiastically act, direct, film, and create since his graduation in 1999. Also in 1999, Mr. Mullican married his high school sweetheart, fellow theater artist, and the love of his life Charity Mullican. He’s also very excited about what his future holds with her as well. He is the proud father of his three wonderful children: Turner, Silver and Davis and looks forward to all the brownie points he will earn with his sweet words about his beautiful, wonderful and far superior wife. :)
Paula Myers has a lifelong love of theatre. Now in her 26th year teaching, she has been blessed to work with her outstanding colleagues at WHS for the past 8 years. Mrs. Myers earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Toledo and completed her Meisner acting training through the True Acting Institute. In 2021-22 she was recognized as an NBC 5/SMU Excellent Educator. She teaches Actors Studio, Costume Construction, Technical Theatre, and Theatre Arts 1, as well as being the artistic director and costumer for many WHS shows. She is married to the love of her life, Kevin Myers, and is grateful for his support (and willingness to swing a hammer on a set when needed).
Carrie Forehand has been a choral music educator for the past 23 years and is enjoying her third year being a member of the award-winning Waxahachie Fine Arts Department. She earned a Bachelor of Music from Tarleton State and a Master of Music in Music Education from Kent State University. She developed her love of musicals in college where she played Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, and Anne in 1940’s Radio Hour. Throughout her career she has been a musical director for multiple high school and regional summer musicals. Her most memorable shows to date were, Tarzan, Into the Woods, and Matilda and Something Rotten. When she is not at school, she loves spending time with her amazing husband, Brad, and their two teenage sons, Aiden and Calvin.
Travis Campbell is in his 9th year of teaching, and his third with the fantastic fine arts team at Waxahachie! He has previously been very involved with musical theatre in school and community productions both on the stage and off. Some memorable shows he has been a part of are Shrek the Musical, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, 9 to 5, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, along with many others. Travis is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Choral Directors Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in music education from Tarleton State University. When he isn’t at the school, he loves spending time outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and with his husband Tyler and their 2 dogs Sirius and Sasha.
On behalf of the Pow Wow Players and Drama Department Students, we want to thank and recognize our directors and teachers for their tireless efforts and unlimited creativity to bring the best out of our children and bring life to the arts in the community of Waxahachie. The stories you tell change lives!
We thank you. -Pow Wow Players
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