Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. D. Shellie Kingaby Hyser
Mrs. Hyser was born in the midwest, smack-dab in the middle of tornado alley. She joined her local speech squad during high school and credited her time there and in the theatre department for permanently changing 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. 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 with honors. 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, 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, three-year-old, and two adult children—both of whom are CCHS Alumni and are currently attending UNCC.
1st Block: Foundations and Fundamentals in Theatre, Advanced Applications in Theatre
2nd Block: Planning
3rd Block: Speech & Debate
4th Block: Intermediate, Proficient, and Advanced Applications in Theatre
Room 61 and the ML Barnes Theater
Degrees & Certifications
Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre Education, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Certified K-12 Theatre Arts
Diamond Coach, National Speech and Debate Association
“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