The Impact of Theater: A Parent’s Story

Michelle Fiordaliso, SMMUSD Parent

Michelle Fiordaliso was the volunteer parent producer of Lincoln Middle School’s Theatre program from 2011 to 2014. This program is funded in part by the Education Foundation and Lincoln’s PTSA. Michelle says, “I can attest to the level of commitment and kindness that SMMEF brings to our school system. They are responsible and responsive. Their contributions have allowed us to provide a life-changing theatre program for our children. By having such a professional theater program, I’ve witnessed students have more self-esteem, be better self-expressed and experience the comfort of community, the joy of collaboration and compassion for their peers—across grades, cliques and classes.”