Spring 2022 Schedule

  • 1st Block:  Speech & Debate

    2nd Block: Intermediate and Proficient Applications in Theatre (Thea II and Thea III)

    3rd Block: Planning Period

    4th Block:  Foundations and Fundamentals in Theatre (Thea I)


    Room 61 and the ML Barnes Theater


Contact Information

  • Email: Donna.Hyser@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Phone: Classroom 704-260-6570, extension 40061, Google Voice/Text  704-802-9242

    Remind: To join our remind via email or text, send a text to 81010 with the code for your class from the list below.

    • Intro to Broadcasting @cchsbro
    • Foundations and Fundamentals in Theatre @cchsffthea
    • Applications in Theatre (Intermediate, Proficient, Advanced) @theaapps
    • Speech and Debate @cchsspeak


    Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 11 am -12:30 pm and after school by appointment

Phone: (704)260-6570 Extension 40061


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education, K-12 certified Diamond Coach, National Speech and Debate Association

Mrs. D. Shellie Hyser

Mrs. Hyser was born in the midwest in a small town full of trees and tornados.  During high school, she joined the speech and debate team and attended tournaments regularly.  Her time there and in the theatre department permanently changed her young life for the better.  

Her first career was as a stay at home mother, where she perfected the art of chocolate chip cookie baking and began volunteer coaching the speech and debate team at North Mecklenburg and Myers Park High Schools in CMS.  Ready for more, she attended Central Piedmont Community College and later transferred to the University of North Carolina Charlotte to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education, Summa Cum Laude.  While in college she crewed, stage managed, designed, wrote, acted in, and directed countless productions.  She enjoyed coursework in costume and scenic design, play analysis and writing, theatre history, performance, directing, education, and creative writing—all of which prepared her to pursue her dream career in teaching teenagers to make choices and tell their stories. 

In 2011, she found her home at Central Cabarrus High School, where she continues to teach with all her heart, direct productions, produce the daily announcements broadcast, and travel with a small (but mighty) speech and debate team.  She has earned her first diamond from the National Speech and Debate Association and coached numerous state champions and national finalists—including her daughter, a 2015 International Extemporaneous Speaking national tournament semi-finalist. She has also served as Department Chair, School Improvement Team Representative, Curriculum Writer, Professional Development Facilitator, Student Teacher Supervisor, and Mentor.  Outside of school, she enjoys music, time with friends, creative writing, water coloring, and—above all else—spending time with her husband, six-year-old, and two adult children—both of whom are CCHS Alumni.





    “Success is transient, evanescent.  The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.”  ~Konstantin Stanislavsky - Father of Modern Theatre

     If you want it to happen baby, hold fast and believe.  You can make it happen baby, you can be where you please.  All you gotta do is try, then try once again, Then try a few more times...then try after then.  ~"Try" by Jill Scott - Poet

Last Modified on January 18, 2022