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Dr. Kratochvil earned her M.A. in Theatre from SJSU, and her Doctorate in Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dr. Kratochvil's teaching background includes 30 years of teaching performing arts to over 13,000 students from kindergarten to university levels in the California public school systems, with the last 10 years at the university level. Her research interests center around arts education issues in the public school system, particularly issues involving equity and access for ethnic minorities and second language learners. She has worked in the performing arts community in the Monterey & San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years in a variety of capacities including actor, director, lighting designer, and playwright for stage, television and radio. She was the Regional Director of the Bay Area California Arts Project at SJSU from 2000-2008, where she facilitated and directed professional development workshops, seminars and institutes for classroom teachers and artists both locally and statewide. Dr. Kratochvil served on the California Dept. of Educations committee that designed the California K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for Theatre. She has received Certificates of Recognition from the California Senate, The U. S. House of Representatives, and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors for her work in Arts Education.