Wharton, Ellen - Drama
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I am happy to be joining the CCMS team.  I have taught in Buncombe County for 12 years and have always heard of Cane Creek's reputation of creativity and collaboration. My student teaching was at Reynolds High School, then  I taught 6 years at North Buncombe Middle, 5 years at Enka Middle and did semester interim's at Eblen Intermediate, Erwin Middle and Enka Intermediate. To complete my circuit around Buncombe County, I substituted at around the county in the Intermediate through High school levels.  I was raised in Asheville and attended Enka High school.  I received my BA at UNCA in all three track of Theater - acting/directing, technical and general.  I received my MFA from United States International University in San Diego, CA with a concentration on Directing.  
Before coming into the teaching profession, I worked in professional theater as director, actor, stage manager and technician from Atlanta to Maine to Southern California.  I decided to return to the wholesome atmosphere of Asheville to raise my son.  I work weekends at Mission Hospital in Health Information Management where I enjoy listening to books as I work.  I enjoy sharing my passion of theater with young audiences and I look forward to learning from everyone in this new community.