Directors

Andy Reynolds

Mr. Reynolds has been the Head Theatre Director for Waxahachie HS for the past 15 years. In that time he has directed over 60 productions here on the WHS Stage. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting & Directing.  In his 15 years at WHS he has brought home 12 District Championships, 7 Area Championships, 4 Regional Championships and 4 State appearances with two of the them placing in the top 3 at the UIL State One-Act Play Contest. Over the past 6 years the WHS Musicals have been nominated as Best Musical at the DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards 4 times, winning the coveted prize of Best Musical in 2016 (SPAMALOT). Waxahachie HS has also been nominated and won several more awards at the DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards including Best Actor (Matthew Haught -2014) and Best Actress (Kaiden Maines-2016).   “I am  thrilled to be a part of the WISD theatre program.  I have such fantastic and talented students from past to present ….there is no other place that I rather be!”. Mr. Reynolds would like to thank the WISD Admiration for the undying support for all the Fine Arts in our awesome district! ROLL TRIBE!

Ryan Mullican

Ryan Mullican has been a theater arts teacher for 16 years. For the past 11 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

Mrs. Myers has been involved in theater since the first grade in Detroit, Michigan. She continued her theatrical path through high school and beyond. She started college at Kent State in fashion design, then later attended the University of Toledo in Ohio, where she earned her Bachelor of Education. She taught in Richmond-Rosenberg Texas, Findlay Ohio, and Everett Washington before coming back to Texas and landing in Waxahachie. She is very thankful to be a part of the Waxahachie community.   Mrs. Myers has taken our productions to a new artistic level, adding her expertise and fresh perspective in set and costume design. And she is fun and nurturing, adding the "drama mom" for our kids to the mix:). 

Jeremiah Ieppert

Jeremiah Ieppert is the Director of Choral Activities for WISD.  He is an alumni of Waxahachie High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University and the principal certification.  He has spent his twelve years as in educator in Waxahachie ISD teaching grades 1-12.  Some of his accolades include WISD “Rookie Teacher of the Year” and Finley Jr. High School “Teacher of the Year”.  Under his direction, the WHS Musical Theatre Department received Dallas Summer Musical’s “Best Musical Direction” award in 2017 for his work on the musical comedy whodunit Curtains.  His professional affiliations include: Texas Music Educators Association and he is a provisional member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.  Mr. Ieppert is married with one child and resides in Waxahachie.  He and his family attend church at First United Methodist Church where he is a member of the Chancel Choir.    

Thank You to our Dedicated Directors!

On behalf of the Pow Wow Players and Drama Department Students, we want to thank and recognize our directors 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