He just completed five years teaching Speech & Drama Teacher at Deerpath Middle School in Lake Forest, IL. In addition to teaching and being in charge of after-school drama activities, Chris was committed to using his theatre training to help teachers in the district infuse the arts into Core Education. At Deerpath, Chris was twice honored with receiving the award for Innovative Teaching Practice. He has worked as a teaching artist for Overton High School in Memphis Tennessee, The Old Town School of Folk 音乐, Hands Together Heart to 艺术 (Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University), and the Mosaic Program (American 剧院 Company). Chris has a BS in Acting from Illinois State University, an MFA in Directing from The University of Memphis, and a MAT in Secondary Education and a Type 75 in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.