Ms. Paula Stokes grew up in Hagerstown, MD and is a 1991 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree in English from Shippensburg University in
1997, Ms. Stokes taught Theatre and English at South's rival North Hagerstown High School for twelve
years before joining the faculty of BISFA during the inaugural opening year. Although it was difficult to
leave her North High Drama Club and directing plays, she loves her BISFA family and wouldn't change
a thing! She loves to travel, to read (of course), to sing karaoke, and to spend quality time with her family
and friends. She currently lives in West Virginia with her fur babies: Chloe, Sebastian, and Viola.