Phone: ext. 1221


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Theatre MA Elementary Ed

Mrs. Kyra Poppler

Aloha and Welcome! I have returned as the Drama and Film teacher for my third and as we all know strange start to the year here at EMS... AS different as it is 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 5 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. Don't be surprised if you see me spontaneously burst into song or sport a viking helmet... because hey, it is drama!

Day to Day Drama... and Film