Performing Arts

Ms. Hayley

Lakewood, Westminster, Evergreen

My name is Hayley Cotton (Ms. Hayley) and I am your Theatre Arts teacher at the Home School Connection! I currently hold an MA in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Before moving to Colorado in 2016, I worked as a teaching artist and professional actor in various cities across the country, including  Minneapolis, MN, Oakland, CA, and Milwaukee, WI. 

My personal teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that theatre education has the power to cultivate life skills which can be used both on and off stage. I believe that my job as a theatre educator is not necessarily to create the most talented theatre artists, but rather to create well-rounded and loving human beings who will ultimately make our world a better place.

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