Degrees and Certifications:
EdS: Specialist in Leadership MA: Master of Arts in Story Telling and Reading BSED: Middle School Education, Concentration in DANCE and THEATRE
Mrs. Courtney Ondre
Mrs. Courtney Chitwood Ondre is the Artisitc Director of Ridge Perfoming ARTS. Ms Ondre enjoys working with both the Theatre and Dance departments to help mold a more well rounded performer. Each year the Ridge Perfroming ARTS works with the chamber Orchestra to create original storytelling performances for all audiences. In the fall our most elite Performing ARTS students compete in the Annual One Act Compeition with a Musical in the spring. The Ridge Performing ARTS program performs ten shows annually.
Mrs. Ondre is the sponsor is the of the National Honor Society of Dance, Thespian Honor Society, Hip Hop Dance Team, Pre Pro Company and Senior Company. This is Mrs. Ondre's 23rd year of teaching for Gwinnett County Schools and has been teaching here at the Ridge since the innagural year!
Mrs. Ondre holds an Educationalist Specialist in Leadership, Master of Arts in Storytelling Performance and Reading from East Tennessee State University. Along with her Bachelors in Middle School Education with a Minor in Dance and Theatre from the University of Georgia.
Mrs. Ondre is married to her husband Steven and together they have four children; Kade, Xavier, Caralena, and Mackenzie. She loves watching her children play baseball, boxing, ultimate Frisbee, dance and theatre. Her favorite thing to do with her family is to venture to new places.
Dance 1: Studio
Dance 2: Studio
Dance 3: Studio
One Act: Theatre