Profile

Mr. Billy Dragoo

Theatre Director/ Fine Arts Department Chairman,
Austin ISD

Contact Details

Austin ISD
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Bio

BILLY DRAGOO taught at Granbury High School and Bowie High School in Arlington before coming to Austin High in the fall of 1993. Mr. Dragoo earned a BFA from The University of Texas in 1987 and a Master of Arts from The University of London in 1990. In the summer of 2002, Mr. Dragoo was granted a scholarship to study at the Globe Theatre in London. He has directed more than 75 shows in his career. Among his favorites are Equus, The Secret Rapture, A Flea in Her Ear, Anna in the Tropics, Juno and the Paycock and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. He and his students at have appeared at the UIL One Act Play State Meet eight times. Granbury High School appeared there in 1988 (taking third place in AAAA) and in 1989. Austin High School made six consecutive appearances at the UIL 5A One-Act Play State Meet (2007- 2012,the conference record) and won three State Championships in four years. While teaching at Austin High, he has three times been named “Teacher of the Year” -- in 1997 and 2003 and 2011. In 2012 he won the "UIL Sponsor Excellence Award". In 2013, he was named "Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year" by the Educational Theatre Association. This year he was named "Texas Education Theatre Associations' K-12 Theatre Educator of the Year".

Education

University of London (Royal Holloway & Bedford New College)
London, United Kingdom
Master of Arts, 1990
Theatre (Directing)

Job History

Austin HS
Theatre Director
Austin, TX, United States
August 1993 - present

Bowie HS
Theatre Director
Arlington, TX, United States
August 1991 - July 1993

Granbury HS
Theatre Director
Granbury , TX, United States
August 1987 - July 1989