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L.E.A.P. Summer Camp

L.E.A.P. Summer Camp


2017 Project L.E.A.P

L.E.A.P. empowers and inspires the next generation by providing young women with the necessary life skills and self-confidence to succeed in both their educational endeavors and future careers. LEAP is a summer camp specifically designed to teach leadership, empowerment, arts, and technology to middle school and high school girls while providing a mentoring component to engage local college students, businesses, and members of the community in becoming role models to these girls.

L.E.A.P. is made possible with funding from the San Marcos Youth Commission and Texas State University's Research Enhancement and Equity and Access Programs.


Directors and Teachers

Ana Baer headshot photo

Ana Baer, L.E.A.P. Camp Director
Assistant Professor (Dance)
Department of Theatre and Dance
Texas State University  |  Bio
310-945-8721 (m)

Vlasta Silhavy headshot photo

Vlasta Silhavy, L.E.A.P. Camp Director
Senior Lecturer (Theatre)
Department of Theatre and Dance
Texas State University  |  Bio
512-245-9042 (w)

Teri Evans-Palmer headshot photo

Dr. Teri Evans-Palmer
Associate Professor - Arts Education
School of Art and Design
Texas State University

Sharon Marroquin headshot photo

Sharon Marroquin

Mary Ellen Cavitt headshot photo

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt
Professor - Music Education
School of Music
Texas State University

Lauren Lane headshot photo

Lauren Lane, M.F.A.

Monica Ruiz-Mills
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
San Marcos CISD, San Marcos, TX
Background in Music and Music Education

Bridget Faris Gates
Artistic Director
Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens

Shannon Richey
Lecturer - Theatre
Department of Theatre and Dance
Texas State University