Fall 2021 Schedule
1st Block: Planning Period
2nd Block: Introduction to Broadcasting
3rd Block: Foundations and Fundamentals in Theatre (Blended)
4th Block: Speech & Debate
Room 61 and the ML Barnes Theater
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
- Speech and Debate @cchsspeak
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am -8:30 am 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.
Degrees and Certifications:
Clinical Intern University of North Carolina Charlotte
Ms. Sarah Putnam
Ms. Putnam is from a small town in North Carolina. Performing has been a passion of hers since she was old enough to ask if Barney knew she was coming to be on his show. Ms. Putnam has gained experience working both onstage and off in her time at UNCC. As a UNC Charlotte senior, she is thrilled to share this passion with her students while completing her Student Teaching semester at CCHS.
“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