Kelly Burnett received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Houston. He has also studied music at Louisiana State University, and musical theatre at Sam Houston State University. After college he moved to New York City where he spent the next nine years working as an actor. Some of his favorite roles include; Tony (West Side Story), Tommy (Brigadoon), Barrett (Titanic), Baker (Into the Woods), Stephen (Godspell), Lt. Cable (South Pacific), Brad (Rocky Horror Show), John Truitt (Meet Me in St. Louis), Henry Spofford lll (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Prince Charming (Cinderella), and Val Lamar (Babes in Arms).
Mr Burnett currently teaches Theatre Arts I (1st -3rd period) and Theatre Arts II, III (4th -5th period).
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 20 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 24 years, Tywilla Woods, who has been at Katy HS for the last 8 years ("we are no longer a house divided"). His son, Connor, is a 20 year old Junior Playwriting and Dramaturgy Major at the University of Houston. 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 has worked with scenic production shops like "On Cue Inc." as well as professional and community theatres across Texas. He is a member of USITT and TETA. Mr. Woods is extremely excited to be a member of the Katy High School Theatre Department and is looking forward to continuing the "Nothing But Excellence" that Katy Theatre has established.
Mr. Woods thanks Mr. Burnett and all the students for their dedication to working and learning this wonderful art form we call Theatre and the parents who support their student's involvement in theatre with their time and financial efforts. He thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 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!"