2021 Election Nominations & Results


Voting Information

Online voting takes place between December 1-15 through Election Buddy.


Nominees & Results for TTAO Executive Board and Standards & Practices Committee:

Last updated: October 22, 2021 


Board of Directors – Communications Director- Elect (2 year term/4 year total commitment)

*Carla Schumann is elected with 97.2% of the vote. 


Carla Schumann 

Carla Schumann, Director of Fine Arts for Comal ISD, taught high school theatre for 26 years. Her love for OAP began in her own high school years and continues still today. She has competed at every level from zone losses to two 5A state appearances in 2011 and 2012. Carla values the educational experience of UIL. Carla is currently serving on the Texas Theatre Administrators board, UIL OAP Advisory, TTAO Standards and Practices and the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council Board. Carla teaches workshops across the state of Texas for school district professional development for theatre programs, serves as an adjudicator and a contest manager.



Board of Directors – Treasurer Elect/Historian (2 year term/4 year total commitment) 

*Larry Carpenter wins with 61.6% of the vote.


Larry Carpenter

Larry Carpenter serves as the Director of Fine Arts for Waco ISD where he oversees 90 teachers and multiple programs from PK-12. Prior to the DoFA position, Larry was Director of Advanced Academics, Elementary Campus Principal, Secondary Assistant Principal and Theatre, Speech and Debate instructor. He has been a member of the AO and TTAO organization since 2010, having served on the Standards & Practices Committee the past three years. He is an adjudicator and contest manager through the organization. As a nominee for Treasure/Historian elect, Larry feels his years of experience managing a three-quarter million dollar budget and his wealth of experiences makes him a highly qualified candidate for the position.


Omar Leos

Omar’s career in educational theater spans over 22 years in San Antonio public schools. His OAP’s have advanced to the district, area and regional levels and as the theater director at Thomas Edison High School, was a State One Act Play finalist in 2011. He believes strongly in the importance of arts education and the OAP to build the next generation of fine arts advocates. Omar also is an active theater director in San Antonio having directed in almost every theater in the city and is currently on the board of trustees for The Public Theater of San Antonio, the first Equity theater in San Antonio. He is also currently on the Board of Trustees for the North East Independent School District. Omar holds a BA in Theater and English from The University of the Incarnate Word and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Lamar University. For four years he was the Coordinator for Visual and Theater Arts for San Antonio ISD and is currently the Fine Arts Director for Harlandale ISD in San Antonio.


Director At-Large  (2 year term)   – 2 Positions Open- Two with Highest Percentage of Votes Win

*Kelsey Kling and Phillip Morgan win with 37.7% and 33.4% of the vote each.


Ezekiel Morgan

Mr. Morgan has worked with UIL for more than 27 years, hosting, contest managing, adjudicating and directing. Ezekiel graduated from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and received his BA from Prairie View A&M University with an emphasis in acting and directing and a MA in Counseling and Education Leadership and a Master in Theatre from Texas A&M University- Commerce . He studied abroad at Williams University with The Williamstown Theatre Festival, (ACTF) Irene Ryan National Winner in 1997 performing and serving as assistant director at the Kennedy Center, worked as an apprentice in Acting and Directing. Understanding the importance of Educational Theatre, Ezekiel has position himself through education and experience to manifest his knowledge to all levels of the UIL contest. Ezekiel served as a Committee member on the Standards of Adjudication and Judging Practice Committee and currently a Board of Director for TTAO. He is the Artistic Director and Founder of UTAKE 1 Productions. He is an Acting coach in and out of the state of Texas. He has worked with/coached actors such as Billy Dee Williams, Darius McCreary, Tachina Arnold, and Tyler Perry just to name a few. Ezekiel taught High School for eight years advancing to all levels including state. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Blinn College . He has directed, conducted workshops and adjudicated plays in and out of state for junior high, High Schools and College/University festivals on all levels. Mr. Morgan’s Motto is Taking Talents to the next level of Perfection.


Kelsey Kling

Kelsey first experienced One-Act Play as a high school student in West Texas. She went on to earn a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and an MA in Theatre History and Directing from Texas State. Kelsey is a member of Actors’ Equity and has earned several awards and nominations for her work on Austin-area stages. She has taught at the middle school, high school, and university levels, and has also directed professionally in Austin. Currently she serves as the Fine Arts Coordinator at Texas Education Agency and is on the Board of Advisors for Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) and the Standards and Practices Committee for Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials (TTAO). This marks her 13th season as an adjudicator, and she has been honored to judge at every level of competition, including 2A (2016), 5A (2018), and 6A State (2021).


Phillip Morgan

Dr. Morgan is humbled to serve as an adjudicator for today’s one-act play contest. He has served as a student competitor, teacher, department chair, playwright, clinician, college instructor and K-12 administrator for fine arts programs. Dr. Morgan is a lifetime member of TTAO, adamantly advocating the impact of participation in the UIL OAP contest, and is honored to serve its students. Phillip holds degrees in Theatre Arts (A.A. & B.F.A.), Business Communications (M.A.), and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. In his tenure as a critic judge, he has been honored to adjudicate multiple District, Bi-District, Area and Region level contests, as well as the TAPPS State One-Act Play Contest twice in 2014 and 2020, and the UIL State One-Act Play contest three times (2015 – 2A, 2016 – 1A, & 2020 – 4A). Professionally, Dr. Morgan is in his 10th year as a fine arts administrator, currently serving as Director of Fine Arts for the Waxahachie Independent School District. Phillip was the 2018 recipient of the TETA Founders Award and has served on the State Board of Directors for TxETA and TTAC. He is a previous officer on the TTAO Standards & Practices Committee. Dr. Morgan is honored to have learned his love of the theater and the UIL contest under his mentor, professor and friend, Ray Karrer.



Standards & Practices Committee – Region 2/Contest Manager (3 year term)

*Kelly Parker wins with 64.8% of the vote.


Cade Butler 

Mr. Cade Butler currently serves as a member of TTAO.  He has been involved in One-Act Play as a student actor, technical theatre director, director, contest stage manager, contest manager, clinician, and adjudicator over the past 20 years.  After having the privilege of teaching many wonderful students over his 11 years in the classroom, he currently serves Frisco ISD as a Coordinator of Fine Arts for Theatre and Dance.  In this role, he seeks to promote the 11 (soon-to-be 12) high school and 17 middle school programs with all that they program over the course of the year.  Service and leadership are qualities that he has admired in so many TTAO Board Members over the years, and he hopes that he can follow in the footsteps of these incredible servants of Texas Theatre.


Kelly Parker 

I am currently a Professor of Theatre at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. My duties at McLennan include teaching a wide range of acting and theatre courses, directing multiple theatrical productions each season, and serving as the coordinator for the Theatre Department. I have served as a UIL OAP adjudicator since 2006 and a contest manager since 2017. I had the privilege of judging the 3A State Competition in 2015 and was awarded the TETA Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award in 2018.

I received my M.F.A. in Acting/Directing from Texas Tech University in 2006 and my B.F.A. in performance from Baylor University in 1998. I studied the Meisner acting technique with Larry Silverberg through the True Acting Institute. I am a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework(c) and have trained in voice and speech work in New York City and Los Angeles with leading voice and speech directors Catherine Fitzmaurice, Patsy Rodenberg, and Phil Thompson. I have trained extensively with the Movement Theatre Studio in New York City and the National Michael Chekhov Association in recent years.

I am the artistic director of the outdoor theatrical event “Shakespeare on the Rock” featured each summer at the Tablerock Amphitheater in Salado, Texas. I am a 200-hour Registered Viniyoga Teacher, a member of TETA, VASTA, an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD, and Yoga Alliance. In 2017, I spent the summer studying improvisational performance techniques with Keith Johnstone at the Loose Moose Theater Company in Alberta, Canada.


Standards & Practices Committee – Region 4/Contest Manager (3 year term) 

* Mike Doggett wins with 53.2% of the vote.


Jacob Layton 

Jacob I. Layton is a Latinx actor, director and designer based out of Bastrop, TX. Mr. Layton began his time in UIL One Act Play as an actor at Edcouch-Elsa High School in the Rio Grande Valley, before heading to northeast Texas to earn his B.A. and M.A from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Layton has taught at several school districts in Texas, and currently serves as the Performing Arts Center Manager for Bastrop Independent School District.


Megan Thompson 

Megan Thompson has been a contest manager for almost 15 years. She is currently one of the Theatre Directors at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to managing contests throughout the central Texas region, Megan has helped to manage the UIL One-Act Play State Meet since 2006. She currently is the Stage Supervisor for the A, AA, AAA State Meet. Megan lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband Peter who is also a Theatre educator and their three cats


Mike Doggett 

Mike Doggett is currently an instructor, director and coordinator of theatre at San Antonio College and a UIL OAP adjudicator. He was a UIL OAP director for 24 years for both high school and middle school and a contest manager for over decade and was the 2A State contest manager in 2021. He is a former board member of TETA and the UIL Theatre Advisory Committee. He was a 2010 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award winner. He has led his students to the Texas UIL state OAP finals three times, garnering one recipient of the Samuel French Award. His degrees include a BFA in Theatre and Theatre Education from Texas State University, and an MA in Directing from Baylor University. Mike is a strong believer in UIL, without it he would have never discovered theatre in his small home town of Rogers, Texas.



Standards & Practices Committee – Region 2/ Adjudicator (3  year term)

*Jenae Yerger Glanton wins with 42.1% of the vote.


Bill Doll 

WILLIAM M. (BILL) DOLL, Ph.D., Retired Professor Emeritus – Angelo State University, former Director of University Theatre/Professor of Theatre, received his B.A. degrees in Speech & Theatre and Music from Fort Hays State University, M.A. in Drama from Texas Woman’s University and Ph.D. in Fine Arts/Theatre with emphases in Acting/Directing and Management/Administration from Texas Tech University. His teaching interests include directing, acting, playwriting, dramatic literature, and creative development. His teaching philosophy in brief, is that, experience through play production is a primary learning instrument for students as they apply their scholarly activity (class work) to practice in the theatre (play production). Dr. Doll began teaching at Angelo State University in 1999, and received tenure with Professor rank 2005. Prior to coming to San Angelo he was a tenured Professor at Rose State College for five years and began his teaching career at Howard College where he was Chair of Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre. He has been or is seated on several Texas Educational Theatre Association committees (including College/University Curriculum Committee, UIL One-Act Play Advisory Committee, Texas Theatre Department Heads Organization, and College/University Section Board Member-at-Large, Secretary) and was Theatre Section Chair for the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education Articulation Committee. He was named Texas Educational Theatre Association, Educator of the Year 2007. Doll directed CON MIS MANOS/WITH MY HANDS (premiere production, Regional KCACTF selection and National Playwriting Award Finalist), THE POSTHUMOUS LIFE OF SYLVIA PLATH, ET AL (premiere production, regional KCACTF Regional Nominee). He has most enjoyed staging the more than 25 original plays he has been trusted with bringing to the stage first. Dr. Doll has directed well over 120 productions including plays, musicals and opera. His favorite acting assignment was the Lion in THE WIZ, for which the review said was, “the most lovable and hilarious pussycat to ever tiptoe across a stage.” His Theatre/directing mantra and adjudicator philosophy is ‘serve the script.’


Colin Wells

Mr. Wells has been teaching and directing theatre for over 20 years in Missouri and Texas. He has a long list of success in UIL OAP. For instance, in 2019 he directed McKinney High School’s UIL One-Act Play to Region 6A Contest. When in the festival judge or clinician’s seat, Mr. Wells commits to giving back to the students and teachers that have worked incredibly hard on the literature. He always reads the cuttings in advance and takes notes on it in advance. He believes everyone deserves feedback so he takes notes over every cast member individually using a notecard method he developed. Lights, sound, and tech direction receive long form notes. He is always honored to watch Texas students onstage.


Jenae Yerger Glanton 

Jenae Glanton is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and holds a M.A. and B.A. in Theatre. She taught middle school and high school theatre for sixteen years with UIL District, Bi-District, Area and Regional appearances. She is an Actor’s Equity Membership Candidate. In 2015, she was awarded the Texas Educational Theatre Associations K-8 Educator of the year and was also named the 2015-2016 Rockwall ISD Cain Middle School Teacher of the Year. She is an honorary Lifetime PTA Member and a member of the Collin Theatre Center Hall of Fame. Jenae currently serves as the Fine Arts Coordinator in Forney ISD, overseeing the Dance, Cheer and Theatre programs in the district. She is a strong supporter of Texas educational theatre and has served the TxETA Board of Directors as K-12 Chair, and Texas Thespians as Junior Festival Chair. Jenae currently serves on the Texas Thespians Executive Board as Treasurer, Chair of the Texas Thespians Advocacy Network and serves on the Educational Theatre Association’s Advocacy League Network. Ms. Glanton is a product of the UIL One-Act competition and continues to value its process, purpose, and benefits to students across the state. Jenae will bring professional ideals, UIL OAP experience, knowledge, and innovative ideas to the TTAO Standards and Practices Committee.


Standards & Practices Committee – Region 4/ Adjudicator (3  year term) 

*Scott Schumann wins with 67.7% of the vote.


Mark Stringham 

Mark Stringham has judged several contests over several years from El Paso to Beaumont as a judge and head judge for area, zone, district, & bi-district competitions for middle school and high school. Prof. Stringham is an associate professor of theatre arts at the University of the Incarnate Word, a nationally accredited school of theatre; the only one in San Antonio. He is also currently serving as the Interim Artistic Director of the Classic Theatre of San Antonio. Prof. Stringham has performed, directed, coached actors, and adapted plays across the country. He has worked extensively with regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Humana Festival for new American plays. He holds a masters of fine arts degree in acting from the professional actor training program at the Ohio University. Current Adjudication Assignments: Ingram Tom Moore High (AAA/4/1)


Scott Schumann

Received a BFA in acting from Texas State. Professional Equity Internship Dallas Theater Three. Worked with CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT, ESPN, and The Nashville Network, plus various syndicated TV work. Multiple state appearance OAP director. Served on the UIL One-Act Play Advisory Committee. Served as State Director of UIL theatrical design competition. Served as Technical Director for Texas Thespians All-State Show. Currently an administrator at Dripping Springs ISD, also working with various colleges and community theaters. He has frequently served as a clinician, workshop and One-Act judge since 1988.


CORE Values Committee – Appointed Positions


CORE Values Director – Rachel Harrah

Region I – Zachery Kocorek-Gentry

Region II – Amy Jordan

Region III – Norma Thomas

Region IV – Rosendo DeLeon

At-Large – Kim Kao Hines

At-Large – Aaron Brown