An alumna of the University of Kentucky, Department of Theatre, Mary Christopher Grogan is currently an active theatre director and educator in Central Kentucky. She holds an MA in English Education and an MA in Theatre. She is in the process of applying to be a Rank I teacher! She is extremely passionate about education, particularly arts education and literacy. She currently teaches ENG III and Dual Credit ENG 101/102 at West Jessamine High School, and serves the theatre director as well. Beofre coming to West, she taught Theatre and English part-time at UK and BCTC.
A huge supporter of youth arts programs, she has also taught high school drama and arts history courses, as well as Theatre in Diversion classes through the Fayette County Juvenile Court system. One of her other passions is directing. Some of her recent directing credits include: Marsha Norman’s ‘night, Mother (2018), James and the Giant Peach, Jr. (2017), and The Sound of Music (2017).
In the summers she spends her time teaching Drama at the BCTC Upward Bound Program. In 2013, she received the “Most Influential Teacher” Award from the students and staff at the Upward Bound Program, and in 2014 she received their “Humanitarian” Award. She lives in Lexington in a small apartment with her husband of over a decade, Mark, her young daughter, Addison, and her giant fluffy cat, Tonks.