CINCINNATI, OH - The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) recognized three outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond in their role as an administrator, demonstrating exemplary support for educational theatre. 

One of those individual's to receive this year’s administrator’s awards went to Dr. Cidonio Cantu, principal at Alice High School.

EdTA is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 125,000 student and professional members that supports and promotes school theatre. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honor society for middle and high school theatre students, which has inducted more than 2.3 million members into Thespian troupes since 1929.

Dr. Cantu at Alice High School, home to Thespian Troupe 5191, has a focus on making the school a safer environment for the students and teachers, and publicly supports the school’s theatrical productions by sharing positive information with parents, teachers, and the community.

He has worked to improve the physical environment of the school’s theatre complex, creating a safe and engaging environment for the theatre program, and provided new theatre equipment and resources. He is also cited for going above and beyond to make the theatre students feel special, attending rehearsals and performances, and providing positive feedback.

The other two individuals are Brett Davis, principal, Northwestern Middle School in Kokomo, Indiana; and Denise Swanger, principal, Mehlville Senior High School in St. Louis, Missouri.