Education Team



Stephanie Temple (she/her) is a Central California native who’s made SF (and NCTC!) her home for over 20 years. Since 2002, she’s worked as a teaching artist, director, and Children’s Playwright-in-Residence for NCTC Education. She loves when former NCTC students visit or even work professionally at NCTC! Stephanie specializes in curriculum development and creating devised original plays, and she enjoys mentoring both students and teaching artists. With a Master’s in Drama from SFSU and a B.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, Stephanie is also a professional actor, puppeteer (most recently for San Francisco Opera and as Kate Monster in NCTC’s Avenue Q,) and a director/choreographer. In addition to creating opportunities for students at NCTC, Stephanie also runs the middle school drama program at Live Oak School in Potrero Hill and has led workshops at SFSU, CSU Stanislaus, Merced College, and PCPA Theatrefest. With NCTC students, Stephanie has proudly adapted and developed over 25 original plays such as Goldi Locks and the Three Aliens, Sock Puppet Jamboree, Bollywood Sleeping Beauty, The Odyssey, and The Emperor’s New Posts.



Will Mattingly (he/him) is a graduate of the theatre program at San Francisco State University and began working at NCTC in 2022 as a Satellite Teaching Artist. He has extensive after-school experience with youth in local YMCA programs and Bay Area Children’s Theatre. In his classes, Will emphasizes building an ensemble as well as helping students find their creative voice. He also loves supporting Teaching Artists and setting them up for success. When not working at NCTC, you’ll find Will cooking, improvising, or hanging out at Isotopes Comics.



Kaitlin Rosen (she/her) got her degree at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she was able to devise her own focus of study around adaptive storytelling and technical theatre, with a background in circus arts. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2014, she’s worked primarily as a stage manager. NCTC has been her artistic home for nearly 10 years, going out with the YouthAware program as well as staying in for main stage productions.