Program Director - Doug Cole. Doug has been writing and directing children's plays for over twenty years. He is a former elementary school teacher at St. Paul's School in Oakland and Black Pine Circle in Berkeley. Doug holds a CA Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential , an MA in Elementary Ed. and a second MA in School Administration. Doug was an adjunct faculty member at the School of Education at JFK University from 1992-1996, and has been selected to Who's Who of American Teachers five times. Doug currently teaches drama at eight schools in Oakland, Moraga and Orinda. Doug is the author of over 20 plays for young people, and is currently finishing his second screenplay for adults. He is well known as one of the preeminent children's storytellers in the Bay Area, and he an accomplished musician, playing harmonica and percussion in some of the top blues bands in the East Bay.
Summer Drama Camp Teaching Assistant
After playing in the marching band and serving as drum major Jenelle McBride attended the University of California Santa Barbara. There she got her B.A. in Psychology and collaborated amongst peers in a research group studying the Speech and Hearing Sciences.
In 2012 Jenelle started working with the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation as Recreation Assistant, where she aided a child through after school and summer programs for four years. In 2015 she started her current position as Group Specialist at Redwood Heights Elementary School. Be it in the classroom helping students reach their academic goals or at recess supervising both structured and unstructured games, Jenelle has worked with students across grades and group sizes. Ardently working to build up confidence and community.