Anna Mitchell


New theater technical director has an artistic homecoming

Braden Spear played a jumping bean for his preschool graduation, and his passion for theater was born. After his jumping bean debut, Spear played other roles throughout high school and joined Taylor University’s theater program in 2009.

From student teaching to teaching students

Rivera (‘23) teaches music at a K-8 school in Chicago and manages 11 classes. Currently, she teaches general music, but hopes to branch out by teaching choir, private lessons and organizing ensembles in the future.