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Christy Zepezauer

Christy has been with the Academy since February 2008. She attended Northern Illinois University. Christy graduated with honors with a bachelor of fine arts degree

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Becky Rich

Becky grew up in Dixon and currently lives in Sterling with her husband, David, and their three children, Victoria, Delia and Reese. Becky earned her

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Janel Stahr

Janel is the owner and chief operating officer of Stahr Media, along with her husband, Nathan. She grew up in Chadwick, and earned her bachelor’s

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Nadine Appel

Nadine came to Woodlawn Arts Academy in 2015. Nadine began teaching piano out of her home in rural Thomson in 2002 and moved to Chadwick

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Isabelle Arduini

Isabelle started with Woodlawn in 2018. She is married to Ryan, and they have two daughters, Mia and Nevaeh, and two sons, Manuel and Reise.

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Dawn Arndt

Dawn has been volunteering behind the scenes in plays at Woodlawn since 2012, where she helped keep the kids quiet back stage, did hair and

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Ashley Aurand

Ashley has a bachelor of fine arts in fashion design. After graduation she shifted her focus to her first clothing love, costumes. In addition to

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