CLAY WHEELER is excited to be teaching at his Alma Mater (PSHS Class of 2004)! This is Clay's third year as Theatre Director at Plano Senior High School, but he's been a theatre director in Plano ISD since 2011. He teaches Theatre 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Theatre Productions 3 & 4. Last year's UIL OAP production of The Cover of Life earned numerous awards. Cinderella: Enchanted Edition, last year's musical, also earned nominations for the Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Mr. Wheeler began his teaching career at Haggard Middle School, where he spent three years teaching theatre and speech. He then spent five years running an award-winning and nationally recognized Theatre Department & Speech Team at Schimelpfenig Middle School. Under his tenure, the SMS theatre department placed four consecutive years at UIL One-Act Play Competition, and the Speech Team won a National Award of Excellence in Speech as well as back-to-back City Championships. Most recently, he served as the Theatre and Technical Theatre Director at Vines High School. In his two years at Vines High School, the theatre department earned the top award at the PISD High School One-Act Play Competition both times!
Clay earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Baylor University in 2008. While at Baylor, he focused in Acting, Directing & Playwriting.
When not at school, Clay is an actor and improviser and has appeared in productions with WaterTower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three, Stage West and Kitchen Dog Theater, among others, and is the recipient of multiple DFW Critics Forum Awards. He is also a voice actor for Funimation where he's been featured on dozens of projects, including My Hero Academia, FairyTail, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul, Black Clover and many others.
Clay is a Plano native and attended Plano schools from K-12th grade, graduating from Plano Senior High School in 2004. Clay lives in the DFW area and is the proud husband of Jennifer and father of Winnie & Junie (and fur-dad to Ginny).
Technical Theatre Director
MARILY GONZALEZ was born and raised in Texas and has been involved with theater since high school. She graduated from Lewisville High School and attended college at Texas State University. She was involved in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology club and participated in many productions as a Scenic Artist, Master Electrician, Carpenter and more. After graduations she was the Assistant Technical Director for Trinity Valley Schools in Fort Worth. She also worked at the Dallas Children’s Theater as the staff carpenter for a year. She is very excited to be joining the Plano family and put on some amazing productions this upcoming school year!