Colby improvises and teaches

Chloe Sell , Copy Editor

Speech, theater and puppetry are all part of new mass media teacher Jon Colby’s repertoire. Having graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications, Colby knew he wanted to teach.“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked helping people,” Colby said. “It made me happy to help other people.”Colby first began to major in elementary education, then took a year off to try new things. He acted in community theater and joined ComedySportz Indianapolis, an improvisation league. Colby juggled work and performing for the Second City Conservatory in Chicago until graduating with his new major in theater.

He previously taught for five years at Warren Central High School and three years at Shortridge High School, and teaches college workshops in theater and speech. Colby teaches mass media, theater arts and helps with the speech team here. He currently leads the ComedySportz team.