Katy Tagliabue currently serves as the Head Theatre Director at Katy High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with All-Level Teacher Certification from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Tagliabue began as an actress, but fell in love with education after interning at Houston’s Main Street Theater. She is thrilled to return to Katy High School where she originally served as a student teacher under the guidance of Ms. Rachel Smith and Mr. Kelly Burnett. Mrs. Tagliabue lives in the Houston area with her husband Garrett Tagliabue and their goofy goldendoodle, Bonnie. Among Mrs. Tagliabue’s favorite productions are W;t, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Spamalot and The Crucible. Mrs. Tagliabue hopes to cultivate a classroom environment in which students feel empowered to empathetically create magic onstage.
Mr. Charlie Woods ("Woo” or “Boris" as he is affectionately known by many of his former students) received his BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University and his MA in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. He has been with KISD for the last 23 years with 19 of those years working at Taylor High School as Technical Director and PAC Director. He has been married to the love of his life of 27 years, Tywilla Woods, who has been at Katy HS for the last 11 years His son, Connor is a Theatre Graduate from The University of Houston with a Degree in Dramaturgy and Playwriting. Mr. Woods is very proud that he is following his passion for theatre.
Mr. Woods brings a wide range of skills and experience to the department including growing up and working in both farming and ranching, woodworking/welding, scenic and lighting design as well as live audio. He is a member of USITT and TETA.
Mr. Woods thanks all the theatre students for their dedication to working and learning this wonderful art form we call Theatre and continuing the Tradition of "Nothing But Excellence" that Katy Theatre has established. He wants to thank the parents who support their student's involvement in theatre with their time and financial efforts, your time, talents and treasures are greatly appreciated.
He thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the road he has laid before me and the blessings he has given me and my family. Finally, he would like to tell his wife Tywilla, "through all the long hours, and the challenges of life you have always been my biggest supporter and fan. Love You!"