Curriculum and Administrative Coordinator
Heather has been with Drama Kids of the Triad since 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts with a minor in dance from East Carolina University. She also has her Early Childhood Credentials for birth to age five. Heather has starred in Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” was assistant director for Disney’s “Aristocrats Kids” and “The Wizard of Oz,” and was director for an adaptation of “Snow Queen” for the local community theater group, POPs, in Okinawa, Japan. Her love for teaching began when her now 6th and 9th graders were born. She has also been a substitute teacher overseas and for Guilford County, but she truly loves sharing the world with students through the lens of drama!
Lead Teacher/Media & Administrative Assistant
Karen Hincher is a Kernersville native who is excited about her 4th year of teaching with Drama Kids! She graduated from Brevard College in 2015 with her degree in Theatre Studies and loves using her education to teach kids how to love theatre! When she’s not teaching, she’s also working as a stage manager and director with local community theatre. In her free time, she loves to play volleyball, play board games, listen to music, and hang out with her awesome husband and their herd of cats!
Kimberly has been a Lead Teacher with Drama Kids since 2010. She enjoys helping students find something to love about themselves, focus on their own unique potential, and reach beyond what they imagine possible. Kimberly has recently completed a certificate course in American Literature and Culture from Harvard as well as her level 3 certification in American Sign Language. She is a Veteran 20+ year Home school Educator and began acting at age 7. Recently, she has appeared in multiple on-screen features and background roles in several major motion pictures. In her spare time, Kimberly loves to train and hike with her four dogs, read, sew (she is our resident Drama Kids Costume Designer/Seamstress), write, act, and bake.
Elyse has been a teacher for Drama Kids for four years. She recently graduated with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from UNCG and works as a pediatric SLP. Elyse also holds a BFA in acting from Elon University and loves combining her passions of acting and speech in her Drama Kids classroom. She is a proud Ravenclaw who enjoys spending time with her son and two dogs.
Judy has been a Lead Teacher with Drama Kids of the Triad for over 7 years. She now supports the rest of the teaching staff by serving as our Drama Kids Teaching Mentor. She is originally from Germanton, North Carolina and has been acting since high school. Judy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Physical Education from Guilford College. She taught math in the public school system for many years and then entered the corporate world to work for CPA firms, finally retiring from PAYCHEX, Inc. In her spare time, Judy is involved in community theatre and has performed with the Carolina Skyline Players. However, her most important role to date is playing “Grandmother” to her two grandsons, ages 9 and 15. She is excited to be a part of our Drama Kids family and has a true desire to make a lasting difference in the lives of her students.
Daphney Cochran has been very blessed to be a Teacher with Drama Kids for six years!! She graduated from Forsyth Tech in 1998 with a Child Development Credentials 1 and 2 degree. She also completed Empire Beauty School in 2016 with a degree in Cosmetology!! She hosts parties and designs nails!! She loves every precious moment with her daughter and family, as well as her church family!!
This is Nic’s second year with Drama Kids. He’s a Kernersville native but recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Media Communication. The past four years he was part of a sketch comedy group called Friday Night Live. Now that he’s back home he’s working on writing his first TV show while also pursuing a career in acting. His life was changed when his theatre teacher invested in him and he hopes to pay it forward.
Caitlin’s love for theatre started at the age of 4 as a rat in the Pied Piper. Since then she has performed with several community theatres. She also has a strong background in various areas of production to include: stage management, script writing, and directing. Outside of the theatre world, she is active in several ministries at church such as: orchestra, handbells, and youth ministry. She is thrilled to be joining Drama Kids for a third year.
Gwendolyn Poole loves many aspects of theatre from writing scripts, performing, creating costumes, set design and of course coaching and teaching theatre basics. She enjoys embracing the process of making theatre. As she embarks on her third year with Drama Kids of the Triad, Gwen hopes to broaden the minds of young students to the world of theatre by building confidence, developing teamwork and camaraderie, and creating a safe space for students to express themselves creatively. Gwen also does the same with drama as the Liturgical Arts Director at her church as well as including other artistic components within the Ministry. Gwen has served as a Teaching Artist and/or Artistic Director for several Summer Camps, STEAM programs, Faith-based organizations as well as for the City of Greensboro while using her degrees in sociology and drama to enhance her writing, directing, and production of short dramas. Gwen is looking forward to seeing how drama will expand the minds of the students during the 2021/2022 school year.
Nicole is excited to be teaching her third year with Drama Kids! She has been passionate about theater since she was a child and feels it not only gave her a wonderful outlet to channel her creativity, it was also a fantastic way to build her confidence. Nicole is a happily
married mom of four who in her spare time likes to garden, paint, be near water, and hang out with her family, pets, and friends. She also enjoys participating in local community theater whenever she can!
Join our team! Drama Kids is seeking dynamic and fun part time teachers to meet our growing class schedule. Please visit our Contact Us Page and submit your interest.