Ms. Kathy Cannarozzi-Harris

Chairperson Of Visual And Performing Arts

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KC Harris has been teaching drama and dance on the high school, university and community theater levels. She has directed over 150 productions, received her B.A. in theater and dance from Baldwin Wallace University, Master's degree in theater from Penn State University, and began her Doctoral study at Northwestern University in children's theater. She performed and toured in plays and musicals with Encore Productions, Bread and Circus Theater, SCLO, and Laguna Playhouse. She served for six years as the Pennsylvania State Director for the International Thespian Society and was awarded the city and county teacher of the year in 1988 and 1990. She was the 1997 Los Angeles County Music Center's Bravo Finalist for Arts Excellence in Drama and was recognized as a 1997 Distinguished Woman of Orange County. She was awarded the Arts Educator of the Year 2002 from Arts Orange County and the 2008 California Educational Leadership Award. She is the 2008 SVUSD Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Harris is also an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton, UCI, and Saddleback College and is a member of the teaching staff at the Laguna Playhouse. She is the founder of CTE - The Children's Theater Ensemble and producer/writer of children's musicals including "Don't Just Tell Your Teddy Bear" and "The Drug Wizard and His Wheezers" She currently teaches Drama 1, 3, 4, IB Theater, Stagecraft, Musical Theatre and Dance Production and is the Orange County Cappies Chairperson 2004-present, OC RoleAbout Festival Chairperson/Co-creator.


Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Master of Arts (MA)
Theater, Costume Design
1977 To 1979

University California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United States
California Teaching Credential
English, Education
1992 To 1993

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Theater, Acting/Improvisation/Children's Theater
1988 To 1989

Baldwin-Wallace College
Berea, Ohio, United States
BA, 1976
Theater and Dance
1974 To 1976

Mercyhurst University
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
General education Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1972 To 1974

Mercyhurst Preparatory School
High School
1969 To 1973

Job History

Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Visual and Performing Arts District Coordinatior K-12
Misison Veijo, CA
October 2014 - present

The Cappies
Chairperson of Orange County
January 2002 - present

Mission Viejo High School
Chairperson of Visual and Performing Arts
Mission Viejo, CA
January 1992 - present

Laguna Playhouse
Theater Director and Instructor
October 1992 - July 2012

Mercyhurst Preparatory School
Theater/Dance Teacher
Erie, PA, United States
September 1978 - June 1991

Educational Theater Association
Pennsylvania State Director
Erie, PA
September 1984 - July 1989