This month's Seguin ISD Teacher Spotlight features Lydia Robles, theatre director/fine arts chair at Seguin High School.
Describe your teaching career at Seguin ISD.
I have taught at Seguin ISD since 2008. My first year was spent at the middle schools and then I moved to the high school as the Technical Theatre Director. In 2014, I stepped into the role of Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Head at Seguin High School. I also graduated from SHS in 2003, so this is more than a place of work. It really is my home.
How do you instill rigor and relevance in your classroom?
I enjoy creating lessons that are interesting for the students. If I am bored or feel unchallenged, chances are, they feel the same way! Because of our new PAC, we have been able to create more performance opportunities for our students. All Theatre I students perform their very own class play, and graduating Theatre IV students are able to direct their own One Act Plays. I teach my students to reflect and question their creations, pushing them to think of ways that they can improve or heighten their performances.
As an educator, you cultivate, inspire and empower. What does this mean to you?
It's a BIG job and personal reflection helps me to push forward and take risks. I love seeing my students get excited about their work and I love seeing them inspire others. I love being a part of each student's journey. There is a lot of talent here at the High School, and it only happens because these kids push me to give them my best, and in return, their performances are off the charts!
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