Bekah LaCoste

Skills and Academic Support Teacher, Performing Arts Teacher  
Drama Performance Program Director
Education: New York University - B.S., Educational Theatre

“First and foremost, I bring a sense of excitement. I love theatre and my biggest wish is that those who come to the drama program understand how easy it is to love theatre.”
 
How did you decide to explore education as a career path?
Initially, I went to school for musical theatre and I realized that competitive atmosphere was not for me. Since kindergarten, as weird as it is, I've always wanted to be a math teacher. I always thought being a teacher was the greatest job ever. New York University has an educational theatre program which is not only about teaching theatre but also using theatre as a catalyst in core curriculum as much as possible through process drama.

At CH-CH, you have also taken on the role of Director of the Drama Performance Program. What do you bring to this role?
First and foremost, I bring a sense of excitement. I love theatre and my biggest wish is that those who come to the drama program understand how easy it is to love theatre. I want to show them how much it can change you personally. It can make a person better, more creative, more able to communicate, more open to social situations and braver. You have to be brave to be onstage and make bold choices.
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Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.