Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. in Instructional TechnologySt. Joseph's UniversityB.S.E. in Adolescent to Young Adult Education University of Dayton
Mr. Jim Sagona
This is my twelfth year teaching at Tippecanoe High School. I teach acting and technical theatre, direct the various theatre productions, advise the drama club, and serve as supervisor for the Tippecanoe Center for Performing Arts. During the summer, I direct the StageCrafters Summer Theatre Camp for elementary students entering grades 3 through 9.
I hold a masters degree in Instructional Technology from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Dayton, studying both English and theatre. I spent four years working as a theatrical technician for Boll Theatre and have worked with a variety of local arts organizations. I also consult as a local lighting designer and theatre technician specializing in lighting control systems.
I founded and am currently serving as the chairman for the DayTony High School Theatre Awards, coordinating the program that seeks to recognize excellence in high school theatre throughout the Miami Valley. The program is entering its ninth year and has brought recognition to over 1000 student performers and technicians in the Miami Valley.
My interests include stage technology & design, communication studies, and the development of educational curriculum and strategy using 21st century tools.
I have been married to my wife Rachel, a local choir teacher, for seven years. We have one daughter, Marie, who was born last spring. At home we are kept on our toes by our Cockapoo puppies, Sophie and Ada.
My Courses:Acting Studies I & II
Other ResponsibilitiesTechnical Director - Center for Performing Arts
District Network Administrator
District Gradebook Manager