Kendra Glaser (Visual Arts) is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Art Education at the University of Southern Indiana and her Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She taught K-12 art and Title I Reading at Grayville, IL for 6 years before returning to MVHS. Glaser teaches the Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art, Advanced Two-Dimensional Art, Drawing, Painting, Three-Dimensional Art and Digital Design courses. Her students have won numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions over the years at local, state, regional and national competitions. She is the sponsor of the MVHS Art Guild and has worked hard to increase student involvement and the numbers of projects the club does throughout the year. She is a member of IPAPA (Indiana Plein Air Painters Association), an Artist Member of the Hoosier Saloon and a member of the National Art Education Association Indiana.
Cory Mullins (Instrumental Music) Cory Mullins, a native of Murray, KY, graduated from Calloway County High School (2007) and received his Bachelor of Music Education (2011) degree from Murray State University. Mr. Mullins is currently in his first year of teaching.
In 2012 Mr. Mullins began teaching for the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon and is currently working with the instrumental programs at both Mt. Vernon High School (67 students) and Mt. Vernon Jr. High (68 students, grades 6-8). Currently 18% of the student body is involved in the instrumental music program. Mt. Vernon Bands are also involved with ISSMA All-Region band and solo and ensemble contests.
The Mt. Vernon High School instrumental program offers many outstanding ensembles for its students: Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Winds, Percussion Ensemble and Winter Guard.
Besides his teaching duties at Mt. Vernon, Mr. Mullins is an alumnus of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2009, 2010), an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity and actively plays in community events.
Stephaine Sharber (Visual Arts) is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and obtained her Bachelor degree in Art Education (K-12) at the University of Southern Indiana and her Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Before stepping up to the high school she taught art at Mt. Vernon Junior High School for six years. Sharber teaches Digital Design working with commercial quality design software. She is also a member of the National Art Education Association Indiana.
Dana W. Taylor (Technical Theatre and Vocal Music) has served as director of Vocal Music at Mt. Vernon Senior High School for twenty-five years. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, each from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, PLASA (formerly the Entertainment Services and Technology Association) and the Educational Theatre Association. Mr. Taylor contributes articles to Projection Lights and Staging News, Dramatics and Teaching Theatre Magazines and was named Technical Theatre Educator of the Year (2005) by Stage Directions Magazine. In 2006, Mr. Taylor was named Technical Editor of Dramatics and Teaching Theatre magazines. In 2009, Mr. Taylor was named a Distinguished Alumni of the Indiana University “Singing Hoosiers”. In addition to his work at Mt. Vernon, Mr. Taylor is an adjunct faculty member teaching secondary theatre methods at the University of Evansville’s Dept. of Theatre and also serves as a co-chair of the Media Development Committee of The ESTA Foundation.
The Educational Theatre Association named Mr. Taylor as recipient of the 2011 Founders’ Award for significant contributions to theatre education in the United States. Also in 2011, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana named Mr. Taylor their “Artist of the Year”. In 2014, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Education from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
Kristina Young (Theatre Director)
Kristina Young graduated from O’Fallon Township High School (2007) and received her Bachelor of Science in Theatre (2011- Magna Cum Laude) from Murray State University. She is currently working on a Master’s in Education – Exceptional Needs from the University of St. Francis – Fort Wayne. Mrs. Young is in her first year of teaching at Mt. Vernon.
She was a member of Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society and Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and has been aKennedy Center American College Theater Festival Nominee – Stage Management. While in Kentucky, she had the privilege of Adjudicating for the Kentucky Thespian Society, has co-authored an article for Southern Theatre Magazine and is a member of both the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association.
Teresa Bloodworth (Musical Associate/Accompanist) has a long standing relationship with the vocal and instrumental music departments at MVHS serving as a volunteer accompanist and music coach. Mrs. Bloodworth operates her own piano studio and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Evansville.