Donald Fann

Theater Arts Teacher/Director

Donald Fann currently serves as the Director of Theater at Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna, TN where he founded the theater program upon the opening of the school. In three years, he developed the program into an award winning multifaceted program serving an audience of 6000 per year with a 500% increase in enrollment. In its short history Red Hawk Theater has garnered more state and regional recognition than any other theater program in Rutherford County.

Fann comes to Stewarts Creek after serving for 19 years as Executive Director of The Arts Center of Cannon County. He saw that organization grow from a local community theatre with an annual attendance of 3,000 into an award-winning regional Arts Center serving a worldwide audience of over 150,000 through its facility, web sites, publications, and recording projects.( read more).

Donna Seage

Theater Arts Teacher/Director

Donna Seage holds a BFA in Theatre Education from The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied under children's theatre luminaries such as Coleman Jennings and Barbara Salisbury, and an M.Ed in Administration and Supervision from MTSU. She created the first theatre program as a teacher at Benton Hall School in Franklin, TN and is a former artistic board member with The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Center Players. She continues her almost twenty year association with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival having, in recent years, served as assistant director and prop designer for the free, annual Shakespeare in the Park production. (read more)

Dr. Brian Russell

Choir Teacher/ Music Director

Dr. Brian Russell comes to Stewarts Creek High School with twelve years of teaching experience in Tennessee, Illinois, and New York, during which he has led musical ensembles to outstanding success.

Dr. Russell received his Bachelor of Music from MTSU and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Prior to his most recent appointment at Oakland High School he was Assistant Professor of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, was on the choral faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and taught high school in Sumner and Rutherford Counties. (read more)