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Jillian Porter-Eshelman


Welcome Back Theatre Families,

Who is ready for another wonderful year of drama?! I am truly excited to see you all again and meet new faces. If this is your first year with us - welcome to the drama family - you have made an excellent choice! Theatre is a class but it is also a totally awesome community.

If we are just meeting, my name is Jillian Porter-Eshelman and this is my 9th year at Sage! Building the Sage Creek Drama program has been an absolute joy and I sincerely love what I do. I have a BA in Musical Theatre & Speech from Wagner College in NYC and an MA in Teaching from Point Loma here in SD.  Theatre Education has always been my calling. Currently I live in Oceanside with my rockstar husband Sam, an Assistant Principal at RBV, and our two wild toddlers Tommy (3) and Maggie (1). From Legoland to beach runs to SDSU football games, we are an out-and-about kind of family and would not have it any other way.

On stage this Fall we will kick off the year with the Theatre 1 & 2 Showcase and Advanced Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. The second trimester will be jam-packed with our musical, Legally Blonde, and this Spring we hope to bring back our annual district Children’s Show!.   

See Drama Dates & Google Classroom for Calendar Info


M.A. Teaching 

Point Loma Nazarene University 

San Diego, CA


B.A. Theatre Performance and Speech

Wagner College

New York, New York


Teaching Credentials: 

English (Theatre), Art, Multiple Subjects, and Special Education (Mild/Mod).



Professional Experience

Valley Middle School

Long Term Substitute Drama and Music 

Carlsbad, CA


Carlsbad Community Theatre and Performing Arts Academy

Theatre and Music Director

Carlsbad, CA 


Gilbert Park SUN Elementary School

Drama and Music Teacher

Portland, OR


David Douglas Community Transition Program

SPED Instructional Assistant

Portland, OR


Childroots Pre School

Primary Pre School Teacher

Portland, OR