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Lindsay Stewart

Country Day School - Lindsay Stewart

English Teacher

Before moving to Costa Rica,  I lived and worked at the prestigious and historic Terakki Foundation School in Istanbul, Turkey as an English & Drama teacher.  There, I helped build a thriving drama department and curriculum for their middle school as well as mounting full-scale musical productions like “Newsies”, “Matilda”, “Annie”, and “School of Rock”.     Additionally, I’m a qualified SAT verbal instructor who has developed and run SAT prep courses for ESL learners at Yildiz Technical University. 

First and foremost, it is my pleasure to be teaching in this beautiful country and employed at Country Day School.  I’ve been working as an English and theatre educator for more than ten years in between my years working professionally in the theatre & film business.  I’m originally from the United States, with a degree in Theatre Arts but I’ve lived overseas for the past 14 years of my life. 

My career has also spanned other countries like Greece and The Czech Republic, where I taught in international K-12 and TESOL/TEFL language schools.  I’ve coordinated and instructed after-school drama and cultural programming for a network of schools putting on school-wide productions like “The Nutcracker” and “Peter Pan”, plus running student-led short filmmaking courses.   I’ve also done a fair share of collegiate career counseling for interested film & theatre grads looking to build creative portfolios and polish auditions for admissions into top universities in both the US and UK. 

While in Prague, Czech Republic my career in the theatre & film industry exploded after I founded Prague Film & Theatre Center where I spent years production managing,  fixing,  and casting directing for many creative projects locally and internationally.   At this time, I became the artistic director of my own multi-media theatre company A Broad’s Way Productions and acted with many of the major Czech and English language theatre companies like Prague Shakespeare Company, Blood- Love & Rhetoric,  Akanda, and The Divadlo Kalich. 

Personally,  I’m an avid wanderer of the planet and a fierce advocate of progressivism.   I’m an active member of Democrats Abroad, serving as the current liaison to the Women’s Global Caucus for Costa Rica and the former chapter representative in Turkey.  

To conclude, I am an enthusiastic and devoted teacher with hopeful visions of rebuilding a dynamic drama department here at CDS as well as invigorating the English curriculum with what I know best: the creative process.