Kim Funderburk


Kim Funderburk

UIL Academic Coordinator & Theater Arts Director

Welcome to Theatre at Carthage High School. I am honored to be the Theatre Instructor here at CHS. I grew up going to rehearsals, performances, Speech tournaments and UIL One-Act Play Contest. My Grandmother and both of my parents were educators. I am a proud graduate of Carthage High School Class of 1988, Panola College in 1990, Texas Christian University in 1992 and University of Houston in 2010. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre/ Television. I also have a Master of Arts degree in Theatre.
I have always enjoyed being involved in a variety of organizations. While a student at CHS I was involved in Theatre, Broadcast Journalism (CHS-TV), UIL Prose & Poetry, Key Club, Student Council, Carthaginian and Band. As a student at Panola College, I was member of American Chemical Society, Phi Theta Kappa (Honorary Academic Fraternity), Delta Psi Omega (Honorary Theatre Fraternity) and on the Pony Express newspaper staff. Then, at TCU I was involved in Alpha Psi Omega (Honorary Theatre Fraternity) and Alpha Chi Omega (Social Sorority).   Currently I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (Honorary Teacher’s Fraternity), Beta Sigma Phi (Social Service Sorority), Texas Classroom Teacher’s Association and Texas Educational Theatre Association.
The 2017-2018 will be my twenty-fifth year working in education. I started my career at Hull-Daisetta I.S.D. teaching Theatre & Coaching Volleyball, Basketball & Track on the junior high level. I taught Pre-Kindergarten in Sabine Parrish, Louisiana. I have been employed at CISD for fourteen years – two years on the Primary campus, one year on the Libby campus, and ten years on the Junior High campus. The 2008-2009 school year was my first year on the High School campus.
I met my husband in the Theatre Department at Panola College. Jason and I have been married for twenty-four years. We have two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Abigail. There is no other community that we would rather raise our children.
“All the World is a Stage” come visit the Carthage Theatre Department to find your spotlight! 
Go Dawgs!