Teacher

Teaching Experience

Stonehill College, Easton, MA 2009 to 2014

Adjunct Professor Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Improvisation,

Society on Stage,

Social Problems and Performance,

Musical Theatre for the Actor,

Introduction to College Writing.

Lives for Sale: The Cost of Human Trafficking

 

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA 2009 to 2014

Visiting Lecturer Department of Theater and Dance

Introduction to Acting,

Senior Seminar in Contemporary American Theatre,

Oral Interpretation of Literature,

Oral Interpretation of Literature-Honors Section

 

Sharon High School 2004 to 2012

Assistant Director Sharon High School Theatre Company

Instruct and direct 100+ high school students each year in main-stage productions and   acting workshops for extracurricular club

 

Brockton High School 1999-2005

Taught in both English and Art departments. Redesigned entire theatre curriculum to align with current Massachusetts High School Curriculum Framework.

 

Sharon Community Education 1992 to 2011

Developed 6 week summer acting classes for 4-13 year olds, focusing on collaboration, listening skills and storytelling.

 

Workshops and Seminars

Dussault, M. (2013 Aug) New Musical Theatre Repertory.  National Association of Teachers of Singing.  Boston, MA

Dussault, M., Kennedy, K., Moran, G., Salomone, M., Shaw, T. (2013, May)  Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL); Certificate Series

The Center for the Advancement of research and Scholarship, Bridgewater, MA.

Dussault, M. (2013 Jan) Directing as a student.  Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. Bridgewater, MA.

Dussault, M. (2012 Jan) Directing for short play festival.  Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. Bridgewater, MA.

Dussault, M. (2011 Jan) Playwriting for beginners. Massachusetts High School Theatre Guild. Bridgewater, MA.

Committees and Advising

Directed Self-Placement Committee

Read and evaluated essays from incoming Freshman class.  Provided written feedback on essays and made placement recommendations for courses.  Stonehill College, 2012, 2013

First Year Student Advisor

As representative of the writing department, met with individual first-year students to discuss correct First Year Seminar placement.  Stonehill College 2012, 2013

Community Advisor

Met with student Resident Assistant to oversee all resident life programs.  Served as mentor to student.  Met monthly to go over goals and objectives.  Stonehill College 2011-2012

Adult Advisor

Piloted grant funded program that paired at-risk youth with adult faculty to work on       academic and personal goals.   Brockton High School, Brockton, MA 2003-2005

Steering Committee

Developed new curriculum for Brockton High School art department, and single handedly wrote theatre curriculum to align with current state frameworks.  Brockton High School, Brockton, MA 2003-2005

Accreditation Team

Developed assessment profile of Brockton High School for High School Accreditation Process. Brockton High School, Brockton, MA 2003-2004

Professional Development and Training

Writing in the Discipline with Dr. Neil Lerner

Stonehill College, May 28 &29, 2013.

WAC Early Summer Retreat

Bridgewater State University, May 22nd & 23rd 2013.

Part-Time Faculty Celebration: Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Office of Teaching and Learning, Bridgewater State University. May 17, 2013

OTC “Certificate Series”

Office of Teaching and Learning, Bridgewater State University. March-April 2013.

Visiting Lecturer Faculty Development Program

Office of Teaching and Learning, Bridgewater State University. January 3rd &4th 2013.

Writing Pedagogy Symposium with Dr. Barbara Walvoord

Stonehill College, May 29th & 30th

 WAC for Writing Centers with Dr. Neil Lerner

Providence College, May 2012

Community Based Learning Summer Institute

Stonehill College, June 2011

Forum Theatre with Julian Boal

Wheelock College, February 22nd and 23rd 2011

Community Leadership

Cottage Street School Sharon, MA

President –Parent Teacher Organization.  Meet with superintendent, principals, teachers and parents to determine spending practices to support school and community needs.  Supervise all fundraising committees.  Set budget annually.  Run monthly meeting with parents.  Review school facility and make maintenance suggestions.  Serve as parent representative in hiring personnel. 2011-Present.

InCharge Productions

Created InCharge Productions to fill need for quality community theatre to serve population of Sharon, MA, a culturally diverse suburb in Southeastern MA. Serve as Artistic Director and Producer.  2008-Present

 

One Book, One Town; Sharon Reads Together

Responsible for selecting book for suggested reading for the entire Town of Sharon, MA.  Design and implement topical programing to support community goals and book themes.

September 2009-2011.

International MOM’S Club Sharon, MA Chapter

Served as President from 2007-2008. Ran monthly meetings, set agenda, solved disputes, wrote monthly newsletter, coordinate activities for 70 plus members. July 2006-present.

 

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