Joe Tirone is a teacher of Dramatic Arts and English Literature. After receiving his Specialist B.A. in Theatre and Drama Studies with a major in English at the University of Toronto and a diploma in Theatre and Drama Arts at Sheridan College, he received his teaching certificate at OISE. Tirone has taught in York Region for the last fourteen years and has been the head of the Drama Department at Bayview Secondary for the last four years. He has directed dozens of student productions, coached improv, lead professional workshops and, occasionally, finds the time to perform in community theatre productions.