Kaitlyn-Dawn Perham - 2012 Theatre Alumna

(10-11-2013)

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Kaitlyn-Dawn Perham is originally from Greeley, Colorado and now resides in a small town near the capitol city of Ukraine. Perham was the 2008 recipient of the Adams State Theatre Acting Talent Scholarship and the 2011 recipient of the Paul S. and Patti Newman Scholarship.

Upon her graduation from Adams State University in 2012, with a degree in Secondary Education and Theatre, she joined the Peace Corps. She currently teaches English as a second language to primary and secondary students. She also teaches lessons about American culture and holidays, conducts two English clubs for children and an after-school tutoring program.

"As a language teacher in a foreign country, I deeply appreciate the skills I acquired during my four years with the Adams State University Theatre Company. Not only did I learn the fundamentals of acting and stage production, but I also acquired priceless lessons to use in the classroom with my students.

Teaching a foreign language to young learners requires obvious skills such as quick-thinking, improvisation, and attention-holding games performed in the classroom. However patience, listening, appreciation and adaptation are also just as crucial in the classroom.

With great thanks to my professors and peers who taught me the beauty of theatre and the art of teaching, I am now pursuing my dreams and making a difference half-way around the world."

-  Kaitlyn-Dawn Perham