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Caroline Davis

Caroline Davis

High Point Academy

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Caroline's work combines: Acting & Theatre, Education, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Theatre Instructor

I teach all elements of theatre to middle and high school students.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Wade Hampton High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

    Furman University

  • Graduate Degree

    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

    Texas Tech University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Women's Studies

    Furman University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Theatre/Theater

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First, I thought I wanted to be an actor.

  • 2.

    After college I had a year-long internship at a professional theatre in FL.

  • 3.

    Touring children's theatre in FL showed me that I have a passion for teaching I didn't realize I had.

  • 4.

    So I went to graduate school to get a degree in Performance and Pedagogy (teaching acting).

  • 5.

    Then my dad got sick, so I moved home and I got a job at a charter school teaching theatre.

  • 6.

    Now I'm teaching! I may teach forever, or I may work in the theatre in some other capacity one day.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You're so good at math, majoring in the theatre would be a waste of your marketable skills. You're not conventionally pretty enough to be an actor because you'd only get character parts. You're too emotional to be taken seriously.

  • How I responded:

    I care TOO MUCH about what people think of me. Still. It's something that never goes away. But you have to remember that only YOU have to live with the choices you make forever. So make the ones that are going to make you the best and happiest version of yourself. Find people that you trust (this is important, you need to know that these people truly have your best interest at heart) and ask them for guidance when you need it. Don't be afraid of failure. Failure teaches us how to succeed later.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • In high school, my parents both declared bankruptcy. We couldn't afford school field trips our class buyouts and I was so embarrassed. Research scholarships, Google organizations in your area that work with under-resrouced families. Ask for help!

  • My dad came out in high school. It was hard to hear people around me say horrible things about LGBT people. But stand for what is right. There are allies around, but no one can help if they don't know you need it. Reach out to a trustworthy source.