What is SDTEA?
Our Mission
​The San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance (SDTEA) exists to promote and advocate for quality theatre education throughout San Diego County and encourage educational excellence through an environment that embraces

an atmosphere of diversity and fosters cooperation with other established

arts organizations.

SDTEA-- Making Theatre a Viable Part of Everyone's Education.

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DiversityWorks! Forums

SDTEA believes we need to have some difficult conversations-some of them uncomfortable - about what we have been doing in our theatre classrooms, what we have been putting up on the stage, what decisions we have been making, why we do what we do, and how we can do it better.

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About SDTEA:
Feeling Alone as a Department of One?
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SDTEA (formerly San Diego Educational Theatre Association) began in 1995 as a project through the San Diego County Office of Education's Visual and Performing Arts Department.  The initial goal was a networking conference for theatre teachers.


Since 1996, this organization has evolved to include events such as TechFest, Student Leadership Conference, DramaFest and Bravissimo.  The group expanded to a formal governing board that includes arts partners and a county student leadership board.


In 2013, SDTEA became a 501c3 organization.  This organization and its' board continues its dedication to quality theatre arts education in San Diego County.


"A mediocre teacher tells.
A good teacher explains.
A superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."
--William A. Ward

SDTEA offers opportunities for all grade level theatre teachers to meet, network, learn and grow.

You are invited to be a part of an amazing family of passionate theatre educators.

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