WTEA member Abby Molotsky has been a popular member of the English department at Washington Township High School for years. A previous Teacher of the Year winner, Molotsky has always found innovative ways to inspire her students.
This year, Molotsky branched off into teaching a theater course in addition to her English classes. This week the theater course had a special guest, Katie Nanni, a broadway veteran who came to share her experiences in the theater with Molotsky’s students.
Nanni has toured with both CATS and The Music Man, as well as performing as part of the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Her firsthand experience with auditions, performing, and the overall theater world gave Molotsky’s students a firsthand look at what it’s like to work within the theater world.
This isn’t the first time that Molotsky has brought in a special guest. She previously arranged a Skype session with author Mitch Albom for her students to discuss his books The Five People You Meet In Heaven and For One More Day. Her students also did a Skype session with one of the Freedom Writers featured in the bestselling book by Erin Gruwell.
Molotsky continues to demonstrate the level of commitment that the WTEA members have toward their profession and their students. Bravo, Mrs. Molotsky!