Our Director and Lead Teacher, Sue Pargman, earned her degree in English and Drama from California State University at San Bernardino. Over the past 37 years, she’s become a published playwright several times over, directed shows in California and Washington, and taught various drama classes for children and adults. Sue served as Arts Director at Cross Sound Church on Bainbridge Island for 8 years. She’s especially excited about bringing Drama Kids to our area and says, “A program like ours will help children and young adults discover new abilities, expand their capacity to learn and help them understand their true potential.”
Steve Pargman earned his music degree at University of California Riverside, and his teaching credential at the University of Redlands. He’s acted and assisted in plays both in California and Washington. Currently, Steve serves as a volunteer in established children’s programs in Kitsap County, teaching music appreciation and creative movement to preschool and young elementary students. He’s served as a mentor in our local public schools, helping children achieve greater success with individual attention. Steve’s excited to share his love of the arts and bring out the best in every child — building their confidence and self-esteem.
Colleen Dobbin was raised in Kansas where she earned a bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Over the last 20 years, she has dedicated her time to her Senior Chief husband, her 4 kids, and numerous community projects — including the Art SLAM Studio in Silverdale, Wa, where she is a house artist and the President of the Board. Colleen’s passion is to make sure that every child has the same opportunity she did growing up with the arts. Colleen says, “Theatre, art and music have the power to change a child’s life and help them to move on with confidence into their future selves.”
Robin has been active in performing arts since the age of 3, so she knows what it’s like to be a kid on the stage! Knowledgeable and artistically insightful, Robin’s specialties include drama, violin performance, dance and a variety of visual arts. She’s excited to meet you and to help enrich your child’s life through Drama Kids — developing self-worth, confidence and leadership through acting.
Karen Tyler has taught in the public schools for 26 years. She has always been a great fan of improvisation and creative play. She implements improv activities with great success in each classroom she teaches in. Karen has found that regardless of age, children love the creative stimulation that allows access to their imagination and personal expression. Having so much fun while learning new skills is both exciting and fulfilling. The Drama Kids program does just that!!!