Head Theatre Director-Julie Ryan

Julie Ryan-Head Theatre Director

I have taught in Alief ISD for more than 20 years, including more than 14 years at Kerr. I currently serve as the head theatre director, Kerr Fine Arts Department Chair, and Alief ISD Intermediate Theatre Lead Teacher.

I truly believe in the power of each student and giving each student a voice. Once they learn to trust that they are a strong voice in the classroom, they will learn that their voices are just as powerful in their future. We specialize in creative and powerful experiences that teach students that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.

I graduated from SUNY College at Brockport and was a part of the Arts for Children program where I was able to create a program that brought struggling students from the city of Rochester who were in fear of dropping out to participate in an Arts program that taught them African Dance with some very special artists. Over 300 kids showed up. I knew in that moment (I knew before but there was a spotlight here) that the arts can change the worlds of the people that they touch - the kids that need a light in their life to remind them how powerful they really are. This is my calling and I am so proud to be a part of Alief where I can share this with these amazing students.

I look forward to meeting your students and to see their light shine!!

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Arts for Children, Acting/Directing and Certification in Education from SUNY Brockport, NY

Assistand Theatre Director-Jason Quach

Jason Quach-Assistant Theatre Director

Hello and welcome to our crazy theatre family!

This is my 4th year teaching theatre and technical theatre. I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education. I am proud to return to my home in Alief. I graduated in 2014 from Kerr High School and discovered my love of theatre while working with Mrs. Ryan. I have worked professionally for the Alley Theatre’s Summer PlayMakers Camp, Catastrophic Theatre, and Houston Shakespeare Festival. I am committed to fostering a fun and safe environment where students feel empowered to work, create, problem-solve, and collaborate with others. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education; University of Houston