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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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Bishop McNamara High School Fine Arts Department Faculty and Staff is comprised of the most talented and dedicated educators of the arts in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area who believe a student's high school education is enriched by their involvement in the arts, influencing all areas of academic study.

Committed to the success and experience of each student, these accomplished Fine Arts Department members, as well as visiting distinguished performers, artists, and mentors, enrich and foster our students' development in a family community while providing invaluable insights into fine arts-related programs and professions.

Bishop McNamara High School enjoys the reputation as one of the top Fine Arts programs in the region, a distinction due in great part to the professionalism and experience of its outstanding faculty!

Select "profile" below to learn more about each faculty and staff member.

Mrs. Dana Shieh

Mrs. Dana Shieh

Interim Director of Fine Arts, Director of Orchestra, Teacher, FADE Advisor
Bachelor of Arts, Viola Performance, Columbus State University
Master of Music in Music Education, Florida State University
Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue

Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue

Fine Arts Department Chair, Theatre Director, Teacher, Moderator-International Thespian Society
Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland
Masters of Arts, University of Maryland
Mrs. Francine Amos Hardy

Mrs. Francine Amos Hardy

Teacher, Interim Director of Bands, Conductor of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Pe
Bachelor of Music, The Catholic University of America, BM
Master of Music, The Catholic University of America, MM
Mr. Victor Bah

Mr. Victor Bah

Teacher, Director of Sankofa
University of Ghana, School of the Performing Arts
Mrs. Mian Hairston

Mrs. Mian Hairston

Teacher
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts
Ms. Kathryn Heneghan

Ms. Kathryn Heneghan

Teacher
Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. John's University
Master of Art Education, University of Maryland
Ms. Cindy King

Ms. Cindy King

Teacher, Director of Classical Dance
Intermediate Professional Teacher Degree, Cecchetti Council of America
Ms. Janay Middelton

Ms. Janay Middelton

Teacher, Yearbook Moderator, Sophomore Class Cabinet Moderator
Bachelor's Degree, Bowie State University
Mr. Phillip San Gabriel

Mr. Phillip San Gabriel

Class of 2004
Teacher, Adjunct Band Director, Conductor of Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band
Bachelor of Music Education, Howard University
Master of Music Education, Howard University
Ms. Rhoda Sutton

Ms. Rhoda Sutton

Teacher, Director of Choral Music
Bachelor of Music, Howard University
Master of Education, Bowie State University
Mr. Dominic Traino

Mr. Dominic Traino

Teacher, Theatre Technician, Tech Crew Moderator
Associate of Arts, Harrisburg Area Community College
Bachelor of Music, The Catholic University of America
Masters of Arts, The Catholic University of America