Shelly Bynum was born in San Antonio, TX from John Marshall High School in 1996. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education in 2000 at SWT, she was hired and begin teaching Theatre Arts and Reading in AHISD. She now directs the Theatre Production classes and teaches Theatre Arts. This will be her 18th year teaching at Alamo Heights Junior School In 2007 she completed her Masters in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Technology Education. When time allows she has taken the opportunity and done a handful of local commercials and had great experiences dabbling as an extra on Dallas, Killer Women, and American Crime. She has been married to her husband John for almost 17 years and they have 3 children, Brooklyn (14), Reagan (10), and Daniel (4).
Taralea Buentello Junior School Theatre Director
Taralea Buentello was born in Dallas, TX and graduated from Elsie Robertson High School in Lancaster, TX in 1988. After completing her Bachelor’s in English and minoring in Theatre Arts, she was hired and begin teaching English in SSISD. In 2006, she was hired to teach Theatre Arts and English in AHISD. She now directs the Technical Theatre classes and teaches 6th Grade Theatre Arts. In 2002 she completed her Masters in Education: Integrating Technology in the Classroom. When time allows, she writes plays. In addition, she developments Character Education Curriculum for the Junior School. She has been married to her husband Alex for 27 years, and they have 2 children, Allysen (17) and Abbygail (11).
Bryan Stanton High School Theatre Director
Bryan Stanton joins AHHS having spent the past 15 years working professionally as an actor, music director, director, and stage manager. He has held a private voice student in San Diego, Ca and San Antonio, Tx. Bryan holds a Master of Arts from American Public University and a Bachelor of Music from San Diego State University. Bryan serves on the Board of Directors for Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio, TX and is an avid philanthropist. He has been married to his husband for just over 10 years and they have 4 children, Juan (15), Kelvin (12), Audrey (10), and Chloe (4).
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