Miami, FL - Cristina Pla-Guzman, theatre teacher at Miami Country Day School, received an Honorable Mention at the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the Tony Awards. The award, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University, recognizes theatre educators who have demonstrated a positive impact on the lives of their students and their communities. Pla -Guzman has crafted and directed student performances in various local and national competitions where her students have earned accolades and recognition for their talent and creativity.
Pla-Guzman was among 10 educators who received honorable mentions from a pool of candidates submitted by members of the public. During the 77th Annual Tony Awards ceremony.
Our school's President & Head of School, Mariandl Hufford, congratulated Pla-Guzman for her well-deserved honor. "We all know Cristina is an inspirational and life-transforming teacher, but it sure is wonderful to have an outside panel of experts confirm this." She writes. "When you see Cristina in these last few days of the school year, please be sure to congratulate her for this well-deserved honor!"
Pla-Guzman expressed her gratitude for the recognition and thanked her students, colleagues, and family for their support. Watch the video below to view what was submitted to the panel.