Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Brandon Kalbaugh
Mr. Kalbaugh comes to Lightridge from Broad Run High School, where he has served happily as their theatre arts director for four years . He began his teaching career at Mercer Middle teaching English and running the drama club there for five years, followed by a brief stint teaching English at Freedom HS, before landing at Broad Run as their theatre director and teaching English as needs occasionally dictated.
Locally he has also worked with performing arts organizations like the Washington National Opera, Encore Performers, Pied Piper Theatre and the Reston CC Young Actors Theatre.
Before all of that, he lived and worked in NYC, where he worked professionally as an actor, playwright, director, stage manager, technician, and producer. While in NY he even co-founded a theatre company with numerous successful productions and worked in administrative positions for the Dramatists Guild and New Group Theatre.
He carries a BA in theatre from the University of Lynchburg and an MEd in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
He can’t wait to return to his home community to help make Lightning strike the stage and page! He also loves puns.