Mrs. Carlene Cearley serves as Director of Theater Arts for our Upper School. She is a member of NCTAE (North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators), a very active participant in NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) events, and an avid patron of the Dramatic Arts. Mrs. Cearley holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, and, prior to working at CCS, she was employed by the U.S. Navy, where she built simulators for nuclear submarines, and by NASA, where she built touch-screen kiosks for NASA museums across the country. Mrs. Cearley began working at CCS in 2003 and has served in various capacities ever since. She is a strong proponent for all theater and film opportunities at the school. In addition to her roles as Theater Director and Drama Teacher, Mrs. Cearley is heavily involved in the North Carolina Film Production community, where she is an actress and runs her own location scouting business. She and her husband, Greg, are active covenant members of Harvest Church Cary and have two incredibly creative and talented children who attended CCS throughout their school years: Chandler (2014) and Caroline (2016).

In Challenging Times, We Need the Arts

“The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a Creator God.” – Francis Schaeffer Who we are and how we view the world is often shaped by unexpected struggles, interruptions to our life, things that remind us we are not in control.  Our lives and our plans are in God’s…

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