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Andy Willadsen

Theatre Deptartment Head - Director
Andy WilladsenAndy Willadsen is honored to be joining the team as the Theatre Director and Teacher at Parkview! From 2010-2018, Mr. Willadsen served as the Assistant Education Director for Springfield Little Theatre where he helped oversee the operations of the Education Department, taught a variety of theatre courses, and served as a director and choreographer for numerous SLT productions. Some of his directing/choreography credits include Mary Poppins Junior, All Shook Up, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Junior, Peter Pan, Junie B. Jones The Musical, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior, Once On This Island Junior, and more. For many years, Mr. Willadsen could be found onstage at Silver Dollar City, where he appeared in A Dicken’s Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life. In addition, he has appeared in numerous commercials and corporate videos. His passion, however, is theatre education. Mr. Willadsen’s goal is to introduce the joy of theatre to as many students as possible, and to sustain an environment that that fosters excellence in the arts. He and his beautiful wife, Cathryn, are so honored to work in the arts. They have two energetic boys, so everything in their life is an adventure! The Willadsens are thrilled to be a part of the tradition of excellence that is Parkview Theatre.

Sadie Busch

Theatre Assistant - Director
buschSadie Busch received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Northwest Missouri State in 2013. She sang in Tower Choir, Madraliers, and the show choir, Celebration, and made appearances in musicals, faculty recitals, and student recitals. During her undergraduate studies, she learned American Sign Language. She went on and pursued a Masters in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Missouri State University and graduated in 2016. She has joined the Parkview teaching staff as the American Sign Language instructor.

Nathan Cook

Vocal Director (Fall Musical)
Nathan CookNathan Cook is thrilled to be joining the team at Parkview High School. Mr. Cook is in his 5th year of teaching, after having taught music in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Vancouver, Canada. In addition to being active in the classroom, Mr. Cook served as the founder and director of the Chiang Mai Children’s Chorus and the Chiang Mai Chorus, and as the conductor of the University of British Columbia Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir. Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Vocal Music Education, and completed master’s coursework at the University of British Columbia. At Parkview, Mr. Cook directs the Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir, and teaches AP Music Theory. He is proud to be a part of the tradition of excellence and the spirit of care that have existed for so many years at PHS, and is thankful for his wife, Anna for her continual belief and support.

Samantha Silver

Orchestra Conductor (Fall Musical)
Samantha SilverBio Coming Soon...

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