Jefferson Fietek comes to Emerson from the College of Saint Scholastica, where for six years he taught multiple art integration courses for graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to directing more than eighty stage productions, he founded and served as the theatre department chair of the Anoka Middle School of the Arts Theatre for fourteen years. He was commissioned to write and develop a full-time middle school theatre arts curriculum in the largest school district in the state of Minnesota, which he was invited to revise in the summer of 2018 to reflect the new Minnesota state arts standards. He has received numerous awards, including the National Educator of the Year Award from the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership.
M.F.A., Western Illinois University