Heather Thomas, Education Coordinator & MCT Company Co-Director

Heather Thomas, an MCT Board member, is a sixth grade teacher at Bedford Heights Elementary and is blessed to be a part of the MCT Education department.  She has worked with AIM Mansfield, MCT, Shawnee Community Theatre, and various other performance venues through the years. 

Heather is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University where she earned a B.S.E. in Secondary Education and History.  She is excited to start her graduate work in August at the University of North Texas! 

She has had the privilege of working with MCT for the past ten years.  She feels blessed to have the memories, friendships and experiences with those from MCT.  Heather met Marty Fredrick in 1996 when she was twelve, and is eternally grateful for Marty’s love and mentorship.  Heather feels as though MCT is her bonus family, and could not do it without those she has grown to love in MCT.  Heather has a passion for teaching, and a love for the arts.  She is so excited to share theatre with the students of Mansfield and surrounding areas.  She has taught our classes in the past, and currently serves as the coordinator.  Heather is thrilled to see where MCT Education goes!!!

Stephannie Waller, Class Coordinator

Stephannie, an MCT Board member, is a teacher at JL Boren Elementary and lover of the arts.  Stephannie has taught first grade for the past 24 years & has spent the last 16 years educating the students of Mansfield.  She holds a degree in Child Psychology & Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is passionate about teaching young children & has a partnership with God and others to change the world through arts and education. 
 
Stephannie is happily married to Del Waller, and has one amazing son – Beaven!  He is an actor himself, and attends Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.  Beaven was an MCT student years ago, and has gone on to do amazing things.
 
Stephannie believes in the passion needed to teach young children.  She loves kids, and has a partnership with God and others to educate and change the world, one student at a time.  
 
Stephannie has helped MCT in many capacities, and is always willing to work hard for the children of MCT.  As a board member, she has been instrumental in paving the way for our education department.
 
Anyone who knows her is aware of her great LOVE for Mickey Mouse!  She is a lover of those things that bring joy to the lives of others!
 

Jadzia P. Ajemian, Class Coordinator

Jadzia has a BA in Communication Studies and Education with a MA in Reading Instruction from the State University of NY at Oswego. She has been an educator for the past 17 years. She is currently teaching at Martha Reid Elementary as a second grade teacher for the Mansfield ISD. She has been happily married to Greg Ajemian for the past 16 years with one daughter, Isabelle who will be a sophomore at Mansfield High School and a son, Michael who will be a seventh grader at Worley Middle School.
 
Jadzia has always had a love for the arts especially musical theatre. She enjoyed participating in theatre and music since high school and college and during those years competed in regional and state competitions for speech tournaments (dramatic interpretations). After college she enjoyed performing with Community Choral Groups, Community Theatre productions as well as participating in Dinner Theatre productions in Syracuse, NY.
 
As an active board member of Mainstage Classic Theatre since its inception, she has participated in numerous holiday productions with MCT/United Methodist, is involved as a “Drama Mama” encouraging, supporting and working with her own children with theatre and music over the last eight years. She has also assisted with the MCT’s Summer Youth Theatre programs and now has been teaching drama classes for MCT.
 
Jadzia believes that drama provides children with the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination, which helps them with problem solving skills, improves their ability to more successfully interact and engage with others, as well as enhance their self-confidence.

Krystal Vaughn Crawford, Teacher and Vocal Coach 

Krystal Vaughn Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University. She has been blessed to perform on stages throughout the United States as well as Italy and Austria.

 Krystal began performing at the age of three and started her journey in teaching voice, theatre, and dance in 2003.  Krystal is thankful for the opportunity to teach others to perform to their fullest potential. She is blessed with a wonderful husband, Jason, and a son, Camden. She is excited to be back in Mansfield working with MCT!

Caroline Johnson, Teacher and Choreographer 

Caroline Johnson, is excited to have the  opportunity to teach with MCT.  Caroline has been a choreographer with MCT for many years, and helps direct the summer camps. In addition to choreography, she has been in shows along the way including, Singing in the Rain as Kathy Seldon, Wizard of Oz as Glinda, and You Can’t Take It With You as Alice Sycamore, along with many others.
 
She feels so blessed to have been introduced to MCT seven years ago and has made some of her greatest memories with this theatre company. Caroline brings her experience and expertise to MCT with our younger students.  She is thankful for the support of her family and amazing husband, Josh!  She is excited to see young children grow in their knowledge and experience with theatre.