Dr. Scott Allen holds a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis on directing from Texas State University. He obtained his Masters of Education in Administration in 2001 and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership in 2006 from Sam Houston State University. Scott is the recently retired principal of Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in the Houston ISD and now serves as the Executive Director for the national arts education nonprofit, Arts Schools Network (ASN). He was involved in theatre as a high school student and competed with nine UIL One Act Play (OAP) while teaching high school theatre. In addition to his UIL OAP involvement, Scott’s background includes theatre work in New York and community theatre in Texas. He believes strongly in the educational value of the OAP process (Both TAPPS and UIL) and feels that a positive OAP experience teaches students unlimited life lessons.
Morgan Dwayne Craig taught high school theatre for 30 years beginning his career at Wortham ISD (where he also attended all twelve years of school), and ended teaching and directing at The Colony in Lewisville ISD. Morgan, along with his wife Ronda, have directed together their entire careers and have appeared in 25 UIL Region One-Act Play Contests, and 8 State One-Act Play Contests, being named State Champions 3 times, and placing 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up on other occasions. In 2017, The Colony High School was named the state theatre school champions. Morgan has served as an officer for Texas Educational Theatre Association as well serving in various committees for the organization. In 2018, Morgan was awarded the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. Now retired from public education, Morgan gets to play the best role ever, and that is Pop to his three granddaughters, twins Lily and Layla, and Camilla who now direct him in their imaginative worlds of make believe.
Ronda E. Craig holds a BA Degree from Baylor University. She is blessed to have been a part of the one-act play contest as a competitor, director, contest manager, and now having just retired from teaching, as an adjudicator. Ronda directed with her husband Dwayne throughout their entire teaching career and are blessed to have earned 8 trips to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Competition, winning the state championship in 2008, 2015, and 2017, placed 1st Runner Up in 2016, and 2nd Runner Up in 2022. In 2017, their theatre department was also named the State Theatre Champions. Ronda has also coached several speech and debate state medalists. Ronda and Dwayne have served as special event planners the Texas Educational Theatre Association’s annual TheatreFest Convention. The Craigs began their career at Mexia High School where they also established Mexia Theatre Project, bringing the art of theatre to this rural community. Ronda now lives in Graham, TX, where she is full time Lolli to her 3 granddaughters, Lily, Layla, and Camilla, and is co-owner of Confetti Affairs, a catering and special event planning business.