Theater Director Kyle Reynolds enters KO with flare and passion to teach students to become activists and explorers. “What I love most about teaching is watching the light bulb go off and students really realizing the core of what you’re trying to teach,” Mr. Reynolds said. By building a personal connection to each student, Mr. Reynolds said he is able to create strong collaboration in the classroom. “I’m a big advocate for letting students have a voice and perhaps letting other students have answers,” he said.
Mr. Reynolds received his undergraduate degree at CCSU, mastering in Theater Performance and Communication. He then earned his Master’s in Organizational Leadership at the University of Hartford. In the past, Mr. Reynolds trained students that went off to perform in Broadway, off-Broadway, and national tour productions. From teaching all over the state – at Western Connecticut State University, Goodwill College, Post University, Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts, and University of Hartford – Mr. Reynolds has worked with students aged four to 84.
At KO, Mr. Reynolds is ready to shine a spotlight on theater. “I’m super excited to create a thriving theater program that incorporates real technique and training for the students,” he said. Mr. Reynolds said his favorite musical is “Hello, Dolly!” and he loves to go to New York City in his free time to attend a show. Lights, Camera, Action! Mr. Reynolds is KO’s new star and is here to help students hit as many high notes as they can.