Director of Theatre

Derrick Gronewold

The director of theatre at Wichita High School East is  Derrick Gronewold .

He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota (1992), where he studied Theatre, English and Business. He was awarded his Masters degree from Friends University in Wichita.

When not at East, Mr. G spends his time with Michelle and two children: Julia and Christopher.

Derrick (Mr. G) has taught and directed theatre at East since 1994.

East High Theatre Arts Teachers/Directors:

Dates only list verified years

Derrick Gronewold 

            ---Drama Classes 

            ---Film Studies 

            ---IB Theatre Arts

---Thespian/Drama Club Sponsor 1994 ----


Meg Belanger 1989 1994


Laurel Griffith 

            ---Substitute for Mrs. Arnold 

            ---Only directed one show 1988 1988


Genell/Gennal Arnold 

            ---Took leave for pregnancy during 88-89 1986 1989


Misty Maynard 1984 1986


Charlene Gould (Assistant) 1978 1978

Robert (Bob) Washburn 

  ---Dramatics Teacher & Director 

            ---Sophomore English 

            ---Thespian/Drama Club Sponsor 1963 1984

William (Bill) J. Foster 

            ---Senior Dramatics 

            ---Speech & Drama Club Sponsor 1956 1963

Dorothy O'Harra 

            ---Junior Dramatics 1959 1959

Virginia Edgett 

            ---Junior Dramatics 

            ---Thespian sponsor 1956 1957

James Metcalf 1951 1954

Robert Copeland 1950 

            1954 1951 

            1956

Jean Lemons 1950 1951

Sherla Fischer 

            ...1947-1951 taught senior dramatics 

            ...1951-1956 taught speech classes 1947 1956

Hazel Shamleffer (Junior Dramatics) 1947 1950

Miss Lida McBride 1920* 1929

Mr. C.C. Harbison 1919 1920

Dr. H.L. Morton 1917 1918

Mr. Glick 1916 1916

Mr. Barnett 1914 1915

Mr. T. Ashton Magrane 1913 1914

Miss Louise Stevens 1911 1912