Bachelor's of Music in Musical Theatre, Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Teaching Certification in Secondary English, Penn State University
This is Mr. Massey's first year teaching at CASA. He is from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. His family includes his father, who lives locally and is currently running for the state Senate. His brother's family, including his two nieces, live outside Washington D.C. In his free time, Mr. Massey enjoys traveling, theater, hiking, kayaking, volleyball, tennis, video games, and working out.
What brought you to CASA?
Having a background in the performing arts, as well as a love for all art forms, I was excited about the opportunity to work with students who are passionate about the arts. It is my hope to utilize my performing background to make English class more interesting and engaging for the students at CASA!
Where did you work and what was your role prior to coming to CASA?
I taught 8th grade English at Middletown Area Middle School and have also acted professionally as a member of Actors' Equity Association.
What is your favorite part of working at CASA?
Working with staff and students who share my love of the arts and the fact that it feels like a family atmosphere here.
What is your connection to the arts? How are you an artist?
In the world of theater, I have performed professionally, directed, and choreographed. I have also worked behind the scenes on countless productions. Besides being a singer, I play the trumpet, French horn, and basic piano. I also have trained extensively in dance and have even taught tap and swing dance at a dance studio in Ohio.
What do you feel is your impact on our school community, students, and culture?
It is my hope to help the students at CASA to see the importance of being very well-rounded in order to become a successful artist. I also hope to show them that it is okay to have multiple passions in life!
What advice do you have for our students?
Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that exists in the school, from your teachers to your peers. Get involved in any way possible and try to get to know as many of the students as you can. You never know what connections they may have to help you in the future!
Fun facts about Mr. Massey:
I once played a game of foosball against Neil Patrick Harris. I took a trapeze class for the first time this summer!