2017-12-30 / The Bullhorn

RCS gets new addition to drama department

By Camdyn Fickes and Morgan Winstead
Bullhorn Reporters

Christie Canter is the theater and drama teacher at Roxboro Community School. 
Madison Fuller Christie Canter is the theater and drama teacher at Roxboro Community School. Madison Fuller Roxboro Community School (RCS) has had several additions to the school for the 2017-2018 school year, and Christie Canter is one of them.

Canter’s first day in the RCS drama department was Sept. 15, and she said her first few months at RCS had been wonderful.

“The classes are great, the Drama Club is so much fun, and the faculty have been so welcoming and warm and helpful,” said Canter.

Before coming to RCS, she taught journalism and was media specialist at Northern Middle School for eight years.

Prior to her job at Northern, Canter owned two businesses and was the director of the Kirby Theater and the Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Cultural Arts department. She graduated from Person High School and, received her bachelor of arts degree from Catawba College. She earned her master’s at East Carolina University.

Theater/drama has been her passion since she was young. Canter’s first performance was in junior high, when she was chosen as Pandora in a Greek play.

“The theatre bug bit me then and I’ve loved performing and directing ever since,” said Canter.

Canter was born and raised in Roxboro and is now living in the house she grew up in. Her sister is Shelly Harris, a fellow RCS teacher.

Outside of school, Canter loves to spend time with her family hiking, doing mud runs, watching sports, traveling, reading, and going to shows.

She has four sons, who are each one year apart, attending different colleges. Canter’s husband, Dennis, helped her build sets, design a lighting plan and run the lights for the Christmas program this year at RCS.

Once Canter became drama teacher at RCS, she realized it was her opportunity to combine her love of drama with her love of teaching.

She said, “I now get to combine those two loves and hopefully bring out that love of theater in my students.”

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