Alex Gossett Shifflet has been an instructor at NETC since 2005. She creates a relaxed educational environment in her classes that encourages students to have fun while learning. Students gain creative and confidence-building skills in her theatre and speech classes. She takes strides to speak to students in and out of the classroom, and her office door is always open to students who need help on an assignment or simply want to chat. It’s because of her students that she is able to maintain a youthful attitude about life.
Mrs. Shifflet and her husband of 19 years, Todd, are raising twins, Whitman and Grace, who entered their lives on Oct. 4, 2000. She and her family love animals, movies and music and are active in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. As a teacher, she enjoys working with students and watching the "light bulb" moment when they finally grasp the message or solve a problem.
Mrs. Shifflet double majored in theatre and communications to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Coker College. She earned a Master of Arts in acting and directing from the University of South Carolina, where she is also completing graduate studies in public speaking. She was as a theatre teacher for the Magnet Art Program at Crayton Middle School in Columbia and has served as an adjunct faculty member in both theatre and speech for Midlands Technical College, USC and Coker College.
Students in Mrs. Shifflet’s theatre classes will learn about major trends in theatre, the origins of theatre, costumes, stage production, playwrights and acting. In her speech classes, students will learn techniques of successful public speaking, such as selecting a topic, researching topics, analyzing an audience and having confidence and poise. She builds on each student’s strengths to lead him or her to success.
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