Aspen Mock is current doctoral student at Point Park University in the Leadership and Administration program. She holds a K-12 Principal Certificate. She currently teaches Composition 9 at FHSD. Education includes: BAs Theatre, English Literature and French minor, MA English/Education and Shakespearean coursework in Oxford. Aspen is a playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild.
Aspen B. Mock is currently an English 9 Composition teacher at Forest Hills School District. She is an ACE program instructor, teaching college credit courses at the high school level. Aspen has taught a variety of 7th, 8th and 9th grade English courses. She has coached tennis, taught dance, served as senior project co-coordinator, directed and choreographed musicals and plays for the drama club. She is a student in the Doctor of Education program in Leadership and Administration at Point Park University; her dissertation focus is on creativity and educational leadership. She holds a K-12 Principal Certificate.
An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Aspen has Bachelor’s Degrees in both Theatre and English Literature and a minor in French. While at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Aspen won the Golgonooza Playwright Award and The Golgonooza Director Award. She was also the student editor of the international literary magazine, The South Asian Review. Aspen has a Master’s Degree in English and Education. She studied Shakespeare at Oxford University in 2009. In 2012, she was a recipient of a fellowship from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and took post-graduate courses in English Literature and Criticism.
She also created, directed and produced a youth theatre academy; a summer program specializing in theatrical training for students which culminated in a full-length production. Aside from a curriculum teaching everything from Irish dance to Kabuki theatre, the program also gave students the opportunity to work exclusively with an agent and Broadway veteran. Aspen’s latest play, Ultramarine Girl: A Cup Full of Courage, was performed in summer 2015 and served as a fundraiser for a local charity and to raise spina bifida awareness. She is the recipient of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania The House of Representatives Citation (2012), Pennsylvania’s BPW Young Careerist (2012), and YWCA Tribute to Women Award in Arts and Letters (2012) for the writing and production of her play A Semblance of Hope, which raised funds for cancer research. Aspen’s professional affiliations include: 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, NCTE, and Sigma Tau Delta.