Patty MacMullen has directed high school and middle school theatre for more than three decades. While teaching in public schools, her students advanced to the Texas UIL OAP State Meet five times placing third at state in conference 4A in 1999 and again in 2007. In 2012, her students advanced to the division II state championship contest in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, placing 1st runner up for the state championship title. She has also directed productions which were chosen to perform at the Texas State Thespian Festival Main Stage (2003 & 2006), the International Thespian Festival Main Stage (2007) and Chapter Select Showcase (1997 & 2009), and the Edinburgh Scotland Fringe Festival (2010 & 2015). Patty was inducted into the Texas Thespian Hall of Fame in 2011. She has experienced the Texas UIL one act play contest as a student, director, host, clinician, contest manager, and adjudicator. She currently serves as Director of Theatre at Hill Country Christian Upper School.