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Andy Jaramillo

Mesa Middle School - Drama Teacher/ Mesa Theatre Director


To work with, empower, and teach Students through Theatre Arts/Drama and Technical Theatre in either in middle school, preferably full-time, using a growing variety of methods and techniques that develop and enhance a student’s confidence, as well as their passion for learning, solving problems, and working with others.


Directing/ Producing

Experience with Ensemble Building, Acting and Musical Coaching, Script Work, Character Work, Choreography, Scheduling, Publicity and Advertising, and Ticketing.

Technical Direction

Experience with Scenic Design, Set Construction, Lighting and Sound Design, Properties, Dramaturgy, Costuming, Hair and Makeup.

Film Acting Styles

Experience in Teaching Basics in Film Direction, Cinematography, and Acting Styles.

Leadership in Music

All State Judge - Adjudicator: 2012 All State Jazz Choirs
Associate Director - 52eighty Youth Chorus 2011 - 2012
Music Team Member - Sound of the Rockies Chorus 2010 - 2015  

Stage Combat - Unarmed and Single Rapier
This skill is not a representation of Official Certification: "The Society of American Fight Directors" recognizes that Andrew Jaramillo has completed 30+ hours of course work in the technique of Unarmed and Single Rapier as taught by the Society of American Fight Directors." Instructor: Michael G. Chin - Final Day of Coursework: January 10, 2010 
Computer Literacy

Mac/ Windows, MS Office Suite, Prezi

Work experience

Jan 2013Present

Drama Teacher

Mesa Middle School

Collaborated with students, teachers, parents, and professionals to educate students and develop positive work habits within the context of a Drama classroom, Play and Musical Productions, a Drama Club, a Student Leadership group, and as a component of a larger school of learning teams. Provided all students with opportunities to create, perform, and critically respond in group and individual projects where they explored drama concepts that connect to experiences beyond the classroom. Accomplishments:

*In my time at Mesa, my students, coworkers, and I have established an impactful Drama Program in the following ways:

- Student-Driven work in the classroom and in after school productions.

- Establishment of a Student-Led Thespian Council that allows students to lead the department in making decisions.

- Successful Charter and growth of International Junior Thespian Troupe 89186, which leads an after school Drama Club, and has participated in the State and National Junior Thespian Festival Workshops and Individual Performances to get students involved in a safe space and provide opportunities for more in-depth theatre experiences.

- Recognition for students who have qualified for the International Thespian Conference and attendance at an arts magnet school.

- Successful Musical and Play productions in each semester, where an increased technical and acting rigor was established in productions that are student-run. I believe we succeeded in our top priority of empowering many students who experienced great performances and wonderful audience support.

- Cultivation of a community where students, families, and teachers have a safe space to get involved in various opportunities and create performances that are a point of pride for our school.


- 2018 Junior Theater Festival Inspiration Award

- 2017 Colorado Outstanding Arts School - Recognized by Think 360 Arts

- Mesa Middle School Staff Apple Award Nominations Received 2013 - Present

- Mesa Middle School Staff of the Month

Jun 2008Present

Head Teacher/ Asst. Teacher from 2008 - 2012

Denver Center Theatre Academy

Facilitated classroom activities as a seasonal worker in the Denver Center Theatre Academy's Children's Summer Series. Led short lessons and games for students (age range: 5 - 12 years) in weekday theatre skill and production camps.


-Growth from a Teaching Assistant to a Specials Assistant to a Head Teacher

-Success in leading classes of various ages through a diverse and engaging curriculum that involves not only stage performances, but also improvisation, film acting, music, culture, technical theatre, art, and unique performance arts.

- Successful collaboration with a dynamic and extensive group of teaching artists in the Denver Area.


Shawn Muir

Assistant Principal and Evaluator - Mesa Middle School  

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Laurilea McDaniel

Theatre Director - Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Allison Watrous

Director of Education - Denver Center for the Performing Arts 

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Jennifer Sheets

Business Teacher - Cherry Creek High School 

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June 2017May 2020

Master of Arts

Roosevelt University

M.A. 2020; Current GPA 4.0

M.A. in Directing

Concentration: Secondary Education 

Aug 2008December 2012

Bachelor of Arts

University of Northern Colorado

B.A. 2012; GPA 3.87

Major - Theatre Arts

Major Concentration - Secondary Education 

Major Concentration - Secondary Licensure

Minor: English

Minor: Music

Academic Honors:

-Dean's List of Distinction - 24 Credits taken in the Academic Year, GPA of 3.75 or higher.

-UNC Dept. of Theatre and Dance Scholarship - Leadership shown in the Department

-UNC President's Scholarship - Demonstrates High Levels of Academic Achievement

-CDE Robert Byrd Scholarship - Demonstrate Promise for Continued Excellence while Pursuing a Degree in the Field of Education


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