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Meet The Arts Faculty

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Maria Thiaw
Creative Writing Teacher

Maria Thiaw, M.S., MFA is celebrating her first year as Creative Writing teacher at CASA after 16 years in Higher Education. She is the author of three books of poetry. In 2018 her choreopoem, Reclaiming My Time:  An American Griot project debuted at the Capital Area BlueCross Theatre in Summerdale, PA. Maria is a graduate of Shippensburg University and in 2009 she earned her Masters of Fine Art in poetry from Goddard College. As an active artist in the community, Maria believes in inspiring excellence and modeling the writing life for her students.

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Victoria Sexsmith
Dance Teacher

Ms. Sexsmith is excited to be returning for her second year as the Dance teacher at CASA in the very program that shaped her passion for dance over a decade ago. Professionally, Ms. Sexsmith has been fortunate enough to have danced internationally in various companies and collectives before returning to the USA to choreograph, teach and perform in the greater Philadelphia area. Ms. Sexsmith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Temple University and is excited to share her passion and knowledge with all CASA students. 

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Mick Corman
Film & Video Teacher

Mr. Mick Corman is the Film and Video teacher at the Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video Production from Penn State University, and a Master of Education in Arts Education degree from Kutztown University. Before coming to CASA, he worked for 15 years in the film and video production field, where he created content for a variety of local and national clients. Mr. Corman lives in the Harrisburg area with his wife and three children. 

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TJ Boyer
Music Teacher

I am proud to be part of CASA since its inception in 2001. After receiving a degree in music education, I moved to Harrisburg to begin my career as a teacher, performer, and composer. In addition to teaching at CASA, I have composed and directed music for the theatrical stage, and enjoy recording and mixing music for others.

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Robert Campbell
Theatre Teacher

Mr. Campbell has a BA in Theatre Arts (2002, Schreyer Honors) & M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (2008) from Penn State University. He's acted, directed, and taught theatre in numerous professional and school settings (including locally with Fulton Theatre, Gamut Theatre, Open Stage, Gretna Theatre, and more), and has been the Theatre teacher at CASA since 2016.

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Monique Johnson
Visual Art Teacher

Ms. Johnson is the Visual Arts teacher at the Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her art-making process lies in figurative painting and found object sculpture. Over the years, she has exhibited primarily in PA and MD. She enjoys working with students in a way that challenges, enhances, and inspires their creative mindset.