Meet the Faculty
Sarah Buckner has been teaching Theatre in public and private schools for the past twenty two years. She received her undergraduate degree in Theatre Education at Appalachian State University and did Master's work in Arts Administration at Winthrop University. Sarah and her husband Jonathan also run their own children's theatre company, impACT Theatre, in Gastonia, NC. Sarah has been awarded "Excellence in Directing" awards from NCTC five times and her students have won numerous acting awards and scholarships. Mrs. Buckner has also been featured twice in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers". Sarah is also a playwright and the play that her students help create, The Big picture, has become so popular that it is required viewing for all 9th grade Health students. Mrs. Buckner also directs shows for her local community theatre. Sarah has two children, Maya Grace who is a sophomore at NWSA, and Liam who is a ten year old actor and sports enthusiast. Sarah has been at Northwest for ten years and loves being a team member of such an amazing program.