Melanie Wester

High School Drama Teacher

Melanie worked in theatre and film for fourteen years before becoming a mom, and came out of retirement seven years ago to start Odyssey’s drama department! In her earlier career, she began to teach acting at Southeastern Louisiana University and taught acting throughout her career in theater and film. She also worked on various films behind the camera in the art department.

Melanie believes that acting, in addition to being a fun, creative outlet, can also help students with self-confidence and communication skills. Most importantly, she considers it a creative outlet for the many emotions that children experience during their school years.

Preparing students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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