PAVA Curriculum
PAVA Department Staff
Art Department
Drama Department
Music Department
   
Cynthia  King
Position: Head of Dramatics (Performing and Visual Arts Department), Member of the Communication Arts Department, and Director of the Fall Drama and Spring Musical
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 401

cindyking@notredamecape.org

Classes: Dramatics, Stagecraft, Visionary Fiction, American Novels, English Novels, Dramatic Literature

Additional Duties: 
 Moderator of Backstage Blue; Director of International Thespian Honor Society Troupe #6344; District Speech Festival Judge

Degrees and Certifications:
B. S. in Secondary Ed. from Southeast Missouri State

Professional Memberships:
 Educational Theatre Association; Speech and Theatre  Association of Missouri; Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association; National Catholic Educational Association

Recognitions: MO-Cape Educator of Achievement (1997-1998); Who's Who Among America's Teachers; MO Scholars Academy Excellence in Teaching Award; ND Annunciation Award (2011); Springfield-Cape Diocesan Distinguished Teacher Award (2011)

2016-2017: 45 years of service to Notre Dame High School


   
Deana  Pecord
Position: Member of the P.E./Health and the Performing and Visual Arts Departments, Dance Team Head Coach
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 613

deanapecord@notredamecape.org

Classes: Dance, Tap, Jazz, Social Dance

Additional Duties:
Choreographer of the Spring Musical; Craft Fair Organizer; PAVA Coordinator

Degrees and Certifications:
Certification through Dance Masters of America, Teachers Training School; CPR, First-Aid, and AED Certified 

Professional Memberships:
Dance Masters of America, Inc, Chapter 21-St. Louis Dance Teachers Association; Missouri Dance Team Association; National Catholic Educational Association

2016-2017: 18 years of service to Notre Dame High School

   
Doug  Dirnberger '84
Position: Head of Art (Performing & Visual Arts Department)
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 509


dougdirnberger@notredamecape.org

Classes: Art Fundamentals, Drawing I and II, Painting I and II, 3D Design, World Art, and Advanced Art

Additional Duties:
  National Art Honor Society Moderator

Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Art Education and M.A. in Secondary Education from Southeast Missouri State

Professional Memberships:
 National Art Education Association; Missouri Art Education Association; National Catholic Educational Association


2016-2017: 6 years of service to Notre Dame High School

   
Becki  Essner '76
Position: Member of the Performing and Visual Arts Department, Learning Consultant
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 302

beckiessner@notredamecape.org

Classes: Art I and Study Skills

Additional Duties:
 Blue Crew Moderator; National Art Honor Society Moderator; Home & School Executive Board Faculty Liaison

Degrees and Certifications:
  B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State

Professional Memberships
: National Art Education Association; Diocesan School Board; National Catholic Educational Association


2016-2017: 14 years of service to Notre Dame High School


   
Ellen  Seyer
Position: Head of Music(Performing and Visual Arts Department), Member of the Communication Arts Department, Director of Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Mixed Chorus and Men's Choir
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 203

ellenseyer@notredamecape.org

Classes: AM Men's Choir, Speech II, Treble Choir, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus

Additional Duties:
Encore Club Moderator;  Tri-M Honor Society Moderator; Vocal Director for Spring Musicals

Degree:
B.A. in Education from Fontbonne College; M.A. in Education from Southeast Missouri State; Masters in Music Education from Southeast Missouri State

Professional Memberships:
  National Association for Music Education; Missouri Music Educators Association-Southeast Rep.American Choral Directors Association; Missouri Choral Directors Association-Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for High School Choirs and State Choir Coordinator for the Southeast District; Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association; National Catholic Educational Association

Recognitions: Apple for the Teacher Award-Encore Federated Music Club; Missouri Choral Directors-Outstanding District Director; National Society of High School Scholars Recognition

2016-2017: 23 years of service to Notre Dame High School

   
Jim  Hindman
Position: Band Director, Member of the Performing and Visual Arts Department
Phone: 573-335-6772 ext. 203

jimhindman@notredamecape.org


2016-2017: 25 years of service to Notre Dame High School