Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer

California Educational Theatre Association

Contact Details

California Educational Theatre Association
Bronze Member


I taught theatre and directed shows for 10 years in PA and 30 years in CA, retiring in 2016. At Bakersfield High School (a large, city school in CA with a very diverse population), I taught theatre full time and directed at least 4 productions a year. I was a Thespian Troupe Director in PA and in CA.  I was a member of the CA State Thespian Board, and I am a Member Emeritus presently. I took students to state festivals almost every year of my career, and I also took students to the International Thespian Festival at least a dozen times. Theatre has always been an important and joyous part of my life!


Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States
Communication, 1974
Theatre, Speech, Literature, Journalism, Linguistics,
1971 To 1974

Job History

Bakersfield High School
Theatre Educator and Director
Bakersfield, CA, United States
August 1986 - May 2016

Slippery Rock High School
Educator (Theatre & English)
Slippery Rock, PA, United States
August 1976 - June 1986