Governor’s Schools

Governor’s Schools are state-funded, residential programs for gifted and talented high school students held during the summer in most of the southern states in the U.S. All of these programs include substantial interdisciplinary components in addition to their disciplinary studies
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In 1976, I had the priviledge of attending the Governor’s Honors Program to study theatre. As a boy who had grown up on a farm in rural Georgia, I discovered for the first time that it was okay–even cool–to be artistic and intellectual. I was changed for the better and forever.

Two years later, I returned to the program as a Resident Assistant in an effort to begin to repay this incomparable and invaluable experience. Since then, I spent 25 summers at Governor’s Schools in Georgia, Virginia, and Missouri.

Unfortunately, due to state budget cuts, most governor’s schools now have been reduced or eliminated.

2009  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2008  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2007  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2006  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2005  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2004  Instructor, Theatre, Missouri Fine Arts Academy
2003  Instructor, Humanities, Virginia Governor’s School
2002  Instructor, Communicative Arts, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
2001
2000
1999  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1998  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1997  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1996
1995  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1994  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1993  Instructor, Theatre, Virginia Governor’s School
1992
1991  Instructor, Communicative Arts, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1990  Instructor, Communicative Arts, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1989
1988  Resident Assistant, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1987
1986  Assistant Director, Residential Life, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1985  Assistant Director, Residential Life, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1984  Instructor, Communicative Arts, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1983  Resident Assistant, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1982
1981  Instructor, Arts Support, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1980  Resident Assistant, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1979  Resident Assistant, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1978  Resident Assistant, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
1977
1976  Student (Theatre), Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

Listed as “Notable GHP Alumni” in the 2014 “Planning for the Future: The Governor’s Honors Program” (p. 20)   PDF