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Freshman Showcase '24

Ms. Giard left Granite Hills at the end of the '22-23 school year to take on a new position as VAPA Teacher on Special Assignment at the District Office.

She is sad to leave Granite but is excited about her new career opportunity.

She is absolutely THRILLED to introduce Ms. Benitez as the new Theatre Teacher and Director starting August 2023!

Elective Fair '24


San Diego Entertainment Industry Facts:

  • The entertainment industry generates $11 Billion a year

  • 107,000 workers are employed full-time

  • There are 7,400 creative firms and organizations in town

  • The median annual salary is $75,000

Julie Benitez has taught Theatre in the Grossmont Union High School district since 1996–the last  27 years at Monte Vista High.  She is a co-founder of Teach Tech Theatre (with Ms. Giard!) and has taught numerous workshops and conferences over the last 15 years to other theatre teachers in the country about how to teach safety and the basics of technical theatre. She was honored as Teacher of the Year at Monte Vista High in 2018.

Granite Hills Eagle Theatre (aka Granite Hills Acting Workshop/GHAW) has proudly served San Diego's East County since 1960.

This theatre program established a reputation for quality productions and professional trainings.  Many professional theatre actors and technicians began their careers in this theatre program!

We honor past Theatre teachers and students and look forward to many exciting seasons to come.

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