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Mrs. Laurel Powell

This is Mrs. Powell’s 25th year teaching at DHS.  Throughout her teaching career she has taught Theatre Arts 1-4, Theatre Production 1-4, Technical Theatre, and the Special Programs Theatre class. As well as teaching, Mrs. Powell has directed a variety of shows including numerous award winning One Act Plays that have been seen at the 4A, 5A, and 6A UIL Area and Region Level. As well as directing UIL One Act Play, she is also the UIL Prose and Poetry coach.  In 2009-2010, she was named DISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, representing Dickinson at the Region IV level.  She is involved with International Thespian Society, TETA, Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Mu and Southwest Theatre Association. She holds a BA from Lyon College and a MA from the University of Houston.  As well as teaching, Mrs. Powell can be seen on stage & directing in area Houston and Galveston Theatres where she also performs. Remember “Make Magic!” Mrs. Powell's pride outside of school is her two amazing and talented children!


Here is the link to Mrs. Powell's teacher website.

Mrs. Marisa Hataway

This is Mrs. Hataway’s 18th year teaching Theatre Arts.  Before teaching at DHS, she was a 5th-6th grade Theatre Arts teacher at Barber Middle School.  Along with teaching middle school theatre, she has directed numerous 30 minute plays.  Mrs. Hataway now teaches the Theatre Arts 1 classes, a Theatre Arts 2 class, a Technical Theatre class, the Theatre Production MENTOR class & the Musical Theatre class at DHS.  Mrs. Hataway has been active with the DHS Theatre Department since she was in high school.  Graduating from Dickinson, she served as the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the drama department.  For the past eleven years, Mrs. Hataway has been the resident photographer for the department taking headshots, show shots, and publicity shots. She is a member of The International Thespian Society, TETA, Phi Mu and she served on the Campus Improvement Committee at Barber Middle School from 2006-2010.  She holds a BA from Lyon College in Batesville, AR. Mrs. Hataway is married and has boy/girl twins.  They will be a six years old in November! 


Here is the link to Mrs. Hataway's teacher website.

Ms. Roxanne Sheffield

Ms. Sheffield has recently joined Dickinson High School as the new Technical Director of Theatre and is so excited to be a part of the Dickinson Theatre family. She has worked professionally in the Houston theatre area for Stages Repertory Theater , The Alley, Horsehead Theatre, Catastrophic Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival and many others. Previous to joining the Dickinson team, she worked for a Race Team on the NASCAR Truck Series, building, painting and wrapping trucks during the world pandemic. Ms. Sheffield graduated from The University of Houston with a BFA in Theatrical Production and is thrilled to be sharing her passion for the arts with her students for years to come. It is an honor for Ms. Sheffield to create and teach while being supported by her loving partner, an overly spoiled cat and dog duo, and her precious newborn daughter.

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