Mandy Conner has been teaching at Connally High School in Waco, Texas for over 20 years. She began her love for theatre while attending McLennan Community College and Texas Tech University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. She has earned 10 trips to the Regional UIL One Act Play Meet (including her original production Ago), and has had six appearances at the UIL State One Act Play Meet (including her original production of Lafayette No. 1), earning First Runner-Up in 2010. In addition to teaching, directing, and writing, Mandy is a motivational speaker and conducts creativity workshops throughout the state. Mandy resides in China Spring, Texas with her husband Chris and two daughters, Edie and Josie.