“I taught theater, speech, and art at White Station High School for 22 years and really enjoyed it. For the kids who wanted to do extra, I was always happy to give them opportunities after school to work on plays and musicals and to practice their speeches, poetry, and spoken word presentations. I taught some incredibly talented hearing-impaired students there too. I was privileged to work with Rita Grivich to produce shows with hearing-impaired student actors, for hearing-impaired audiences. Rita does amazing work; she was one of many great colleagues at White Station. While I was teaching, I basically lived at school, but now that I’m retired, I’m finally living in my house again here in Binghampton. This is where I’ve been for thirty years. The neighborhood has gone through a lot of changes in recent years. The biggest change, I believe, has been brought about through Caritas Village. It’s a place of community and caring, a place where the arts are embraced, where people are fed, and where we can sit down with each other as human beings and be comfortable together. Every neighborhood needs a place like this. I can envision living here in Binghampton for the rest of my life and driving my little scooter down to Caritas when I’m an old lady. The good Caritas has done and continues to do will outlast my generation.”
Paulette with long-time friend Maxine Strawder at Caritas Village. Maxine and Paulette will present their third annual Carols for Caritas on Wednesday, December 23 at lunchtime. Come!
Paulette Regan, Dancer / Singer / Teacher (retired)