Mrs. Paladino's journey to become Mesa's current Drama Director began eight years ago when it was a friend of her's that directed the Drama Department. Deciding to retire, she asked Mrs. Paladino to take over the position of Drama Director.
Her love for theater is the thing that allows her to continue her work and teach others about the world of drama.
"I love the enthusiasm and energy of young actors. I love to watch them transform and develop in character, and I love teaching them what I know," said Mrs. Paladino. Mrs. Paladino is also currently directing a play titled "Urinetown".
It is also interesting to know that Mrs. Paladino has traveled all over the world in her profession. She volunteered and worked in USO (United Service Organizations) which is a nonprofit organization that provided recreational services to members of the US military worldwide. While working for USO, Mrs. Paladino traveled to countries such as Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea.
Mrs. Paladino has done so much for our school regarding all the plays she has directed and the entertainment it has brought to Costa Mesa.
After being asked if she had any plans in the future, Mrs. Paladino replied: "No, I just plan to keep doing what I do."