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As a teacher with 28 years of experience, Mary Ruth McGinn has always sought innovative ways to meet the needs of each of her students. She has spent her entire career in schools where a majority of students speak English as a second language and where poverty significantly impacts the... Read more

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Why You Should Hire Me (VIDEO)

As we move through the hiring process and prepare contracts for each company member, we ask the essential question, Why should we hire you for a job in the opera company?

This question serves to enlighten and inform our decisions as to whom will be best suited as electricians, performers, composers, writers, public relations officers, costume and makeup designers, set designers, stage manager and production manager. Where do we see the most interest? In which job will the student grow most? What skills and abilities does the student exhibit that will contribute to the collaborative work of the specific job group? Individual student interviews not only give children an authentic experience as eight year olds, but also a sneak preview of what to expect as adults in the work world.

Mary Ruth McGinn

About Mary Ruth McGinn

As a teacher with 28 years of experience, Mary Ruth McGinn has always sought innovative ways to meet the needs of each of her students. She has spent her entire career in schools where a majority of students speak English as a second language and where poverty significantly impacts the learning experiences and opportunities of students and their families. Fifteen years ago she had an experience that changed her life and altered her professional path in a profound way. She attended training sessions at The Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City, spent nine intense days living the process of creating an original opera and learned how to replicate the experience with her students. She then began creating opera with her students and using the process of creating the opera as a vehicle through which to teach curriculum and life skills. The authentic purpose for learning coupled with the arts provided the perfect stage on which to construct a love for life-long learning. She currently teaches at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village, Maryland where she is creating another original opera with her third grade students. Read more of Mary Ruth's blog Learning for Real.

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