Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: B.A. in Theatre Education from TAMUCC M.A. in Theatre from UH Certifications: Theatre Arts EC-12 Speech 7-12 Generalist 4-8

Samantha Dunaway

Grade/Subject: 6-10 Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Dual Credit Drama through Dallas College

Years at Cedar Hill ISD: 3

Years in Education: 10

Best Way to Contact Me:

Best Time to Contact Me: Anytime during a school day via email; If I am in class, I will respond within 24 business hours.

Parents Must Know: 

Mrs. Dunaway is very excited to be a part of the Cedar Hill ISD Family and to be the Collegiate Academy 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year! She teaches Theatre Arts at Collegiate High School and Academy. This will be her eleventh year in education. She earned her Masters degree in Theatre through the University of Houston. She has studied with prestigious theatre companies such as Steppenwolf and the iO in Chicago, The Lincoln Center in NYC, and the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.  She is also a graduate of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, where she received her B.A. in Theatre Education. Mrs. Dunaway loves directing, especially anything by Shakespeare. She was nominated for the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards "Best Play" in 2019 for her production of "Arabian Nights". Mrs. Dunaway is also an incredibly talented theatre technician and loves costume, set, and lighting design. In 2019, she had a student win 2nd place at the UIL Theatrical Design State Contest in Division II Costume Design. She has also received nominations for costume design with Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Awards and the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards. Mrs. Dunaway adores her husband, her four cats, and anything related to Harry Potter!