Greetings! Some cruel internet trick has brought you to the staff page of Brian Coon, but before you leave, here's a little bit about me:
I've been serving as the Auditorium Manager at Westfield High School since 2015. That means I'm in charge of administering all of the many community events that use the auditorium: concerts, dance recitals, pageants, cultural events, local theatre performances, and many others.
The best part of my job, though, is my capacity of Technical Director for the Performing Arts Department. I get to work with incredibly talented students to design and build the set for the fall play and spring musical, and to design and run the sound and lights for the many band, choir, and drama performances. That job continues in my role as sponsor of the Technical Theatre Club, where we learn (and immediately put to use!) skills including set design and construction, lighting, sound, rigging, costumes, makeup, and more.
I also serve as the assistant coach for the Speech and Debate team, where I coach Westfield's best and brightest students in oral interpretation and other events. We prepare 8-10 minute humorous or dramatic play cuttings for one or two performers, or prose or poetry programs, which we compete against students from other schools. Talented students have the opportunity to perform and compete at the local, state, and even national levels.
For ten years before starting as Auditorium Manager, I taught English, Speech, and Theatre classes at Hamilton Southeastern, North Central, and--for most of my career--Heritage Christian School. At Heritage, I co-directed 13 plays and musicals and served as the Technical Director for all of them. Working in educational theatre has always been the most enjoyable part of my job, and I'm thrilled to be able to put my experience to use here at Westfield.
My family of five live here in Westfield, where my wife, Rebecca, was raised and continues to work at a family business. I've got three little kids, all of whom enjoy reading, biking, camping, and playing and listening to music with their dad.