About Mr. Guilford
Mr. Guilford is in his 30th year of teaching in the beautiful San Lorenzo Valley. The Drama program at SLVJHS was created by Mr. Guilford in his first year (1988-89) while teaching Social Studies and Gourmet Cooking. He has also coached SLVJHS Soccer, Basketball, SLVHS Soccer, SLVHS Baseball, and Cabrillo Baseball. He holds his B.A. in Political Science & International Relations from U.C. Davis and studied State Politics while interning at the State Capitol and the California State Department of Education. As the SLVJHS Drama Program began to flourish he earned his Masters in Theater in 2001 from San Jose State University. His thesis revolved around the ever evolving adolescent...."Adolescent Self Esteem: The Role Theater Plays." Mr. Guilford continued his education in 2009 while receiving his Masters from San Jose State in Education and Administration. Mr. Guilford directs for Hooked On Theater's Summer Youth Program (www.hookedontheater.com) and just completed a very successful run of Disney's Beauty and the Beast wth 60 students and 4 casts! He has directed over 60 musicals including SLVHS productions of Crazy For You, M*A*S*H, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, and Oklahoma!. He looks forward to directing the 2018 SLVHS Spring musical production of "West Side Story." All Drama courses taught by Mr. Guilford are Standards based.
Mr. Guilford has 3 grown children, Billy, Cathi, and Holli, and eight grand-babies all living in the Great Northwest. Mr. Guilford and Anna, his beautiful bride, and their little eight year old Princess Bella, reside in sunny Santa Cruz Gardens.