Adam Shatraw is currently the coordinator for Early College High School and Supervisor for Performing Arts K-12 in the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District. Previously he worked at ESM as the Vocal Music Teacher and Theatre Director for five years and before that at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, NY where he directed over 30 productions and taught classes in Theatre and Theatre Tech. In 2010, he received the Teacher Recognition Award for Byram Hills HS. Adam holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, a Master of Arts from Teachers College at Columbia University and a CAS in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University. He is currently the NYSSMA Zone 3 Representative, previously served as the Zone 11 Representative, and is a Co-Chair for the annual NYSTEA Student Conference. Adam strongly believes in the power that theatre has to reach students, create community and affect the lives of all who share in the group experience. It is central to his educational philosophy that theatre, and all of the fine arts, must be included in the education of all students in order to produce strong 21st Century thinkers.