Ms. Markel is thrilled to transfer from BASIS Scottsdale where she has taught middle and high school theatre classes for the past seven years. In 2014, Ms. Markel became the founding curriculum developer (Subject Adviser) for all Drama electives in the BASIS Curriculum School network. Ms. Markel has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s education programs.
Ms. Markel previously trained and worked as a singer and actor in Colorado, Montana, and Arizona. In college, Ms. Markel sang with the Colorado Opera Festival and Opera Theatre of the Rockies under the direction of international opera star Martile Rowland.In 2006, she received her Master’s in Fine Arts in acting at the University of Montana. While in Arizona, Ms. Markel turned her attention to teaching while continuing to perform on the weekends. In 2016, she was honored to receive a Flinn Scholar Distinguished Educator Award from the Flinn Foundation in Arizona.