Biography: I have pursued art as a personal interest for as long as I can remember. I have an art studio at home and show my paintings and drawings locally. After graduating from Chico State, I taught out of the area for two years. I have taught at PV for many years and I've been Department Chair since 2004. One of my goals as an art teacher is to help students find a positive creative outlet through the visual arts. I am amazed constantly by the art created by teen-agers and I am proud that many of my former students have gone on to pursue careers in the arts. A few years ago I received an Exemplary Program Award from the California Art Educators Association.
Courses: Drama 1, Drama 2, IB Theater, Stagecraft, Director of Plays/Musicals
Biography: I have been doing theater since I was 14 years old. I started out as a runner - a small role behind the scenes. Nothing could have captivated me more - seeing actors on stage, smelling makeup and hairspray, colors and design of lights and set. It became my addiction and I haven't stopped. I graduated from CSU Chico with a degree in Theater Arts - technical/directing and also have a minor in Creative Writing - playwriting. In order to teach theater, I earned a secondary English credential in 1999 and have been at PVHS ever since. I believe that anyone and everyone has a place in theater - as actor, designer, director, or producer - and that theater can change the world.
Courses: Band (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band), Jazz Bands, Choir, Music Theory
Biography: Ryan Heimlich holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of California, Berkeley and a Master's Degree in Music from California State University, Chico, studying clarinet with Robert Calonico at UC Berkeley and Dr. Russell Burnham at CSU, Chico. Furthermore, Ryan has served as Assistant Conductor of the North State Symphony and Graduate Assistant to the CSU, Chico Bands, studying conducting with Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett and Dr. Royce Tevis at CSU, Chico. Ryan currently teaches band, jazz band, choir, and music theory at Pleasant Valley High School and clarinet at CSU, Chico. Ryan has performed with The Temptations, Amy Grant, the North State Symphony, North Valley Chamber Singers, Napa Valley Choral Society, Paradise Symphony, CSU, Chico Chamber Music Series, CSU, Chico Choral and Wind Ensembles, the Shasta Symphony, and many other music and theater productions. Furthermore, Ryan has conducted Spamalot, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Addams Family for Chico State, as well as Les Miserables for California Regional Theater, and has appeared as a soloist with the Chico State Wind Ensemble. Ryan can also be seen playing bass in and arranging music for the band Rigmarole, a local Chico band made up of entirely local music educators.