Phone: ext. 1221
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Theatre MA Elementary Ed
Mrs. Kyra Poppler
Aloha and Welcome! I have returned as the Drama (sharing the duties with the wonderful Mr. Garrison! and Film and Art teacher for my FOURTH, and as we all know still not quite normal start to the year here at EMS... AS we navigate these now all too familiar and strange waters I am still so EXCITED to be back!
Those that don't know me here is a bit "about me," I grew up on Kauai, Hawaii and when that rock got too small I moved to the bigger rock of Oahu, Hawaii where I studied Theater at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. After graduating I taught acting and film while performing in many a local movie, commercial, and theatre piece (oh and the odd improv troop here and there)... and a couple of extra roles and small bits in not so local movies and tv shows. I got to meet a lot of famous people and a lot of not so famous people along the way. When that rock got too small for me I then moved to Hollywood where I worked in casting and Talent management, and doing a few extra jobs and film work for fun... which brought me back to my first true love... teaching! I got my Masters in Elementary Education while working as a nanny/tutor and yes still doing the odd extra role and tv appearance here and there because, hey I lived in near Hollywood. My husband and I moved here with our (most of the time) adorable (now 6 year old) daughter way back in 2017 for his job and I was fortunate enough to land here at EMS!! He now works from home... Ironic I know, but while he could now basically live anywhere for his work I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else! I love my job, I love my students, and I love EMS! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and teaching the fine art of storytelling and now getting some fresh new 6th grade minds and teaching some ART. Don't be surprised if you see me spontaneously burst into song or sport a viking helmet OR start talking about how much I love Happy Little Trees... because hey, it is ART!