Mrs. Jessica Joy Satryan Shaw,


Jess Shaw has been the Theatre Arts Teacher and Director at Mount Vernon High School since August 2016 and the Performing Arts Department Chair since August 2020. She began her full-time teaching career in 2009 at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, where she taught music, theatre, and film to grades 5-12 for seven years.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Villanova University, concentrating her studies in directing and theatre education, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Grove City College, where she was awarded Magna cum laude with High Honors in Music and received the Music Education Award for excellence in the field of Music Education.  Jess also has a passion for theatre curriculum development, presenting on it at multiple conferences and serving on various committees, projects, and teams at the local, state, and national level.

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