James Thomas Bailey has served as a distinguished theatre educator for 33 years and is currently director of theatre and visual and performing arts at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, where he founded Thespian Troupe 7802. Bailey has proudly produced more than two dozen state conferences, two in collaboration with EdTA, and is the creator of the largest teen improvisational program in the U.S. He is past president of the California Educational Theatre Association and currently serves as cultural specialist for the U.S. State Department, teaching theatre techniques for conflict resolution in cooperation with the U.S. embassy in Cyprus. He is also the director and producer of the longest-running theatrical production in Los Angeles history. “James is one of the strongest visionaries that I have ever had the chance to work with,” noted Amanda Swann of the California Educational Theatre Association.