Nancie McLaughlin has served more than two decades as an entrepreneur and educator in California. She is co-owner and managing director of McLaughlin Studios and works tirelessly to bring the best in arts education to the community. Her passion for education and the pursuit of excellence has made her an educational leader in arts education and business management. Additionally, Nancie has served as Executive Director for the local not for profit, Sierra Performing Arts Association.
Nancie earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sac State including a Masters degree in Education. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Nancie is currently a professor in the College of Education, Department of Theatre and Dance, and College of Continuing Education programs.
Through her educational pursuits Nancie’s desire is to help students grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. To that end, Nancie is instrumental in creating new and challenging courses for the programs in which she teaches.
In the public business world, Nancie has facilitated several workforce development training programs in Northern California which provide training and advancement to a diverse learning community. The training programs embody Nancie’s core values and goals as a woman in business, an educator, and a life long student. Dedication to workforce development and education has played an extensive role in defining Nancie’s educational career. She is proud of her staff and cast members at MTC and looks forward to each production with renewed vigor and excitement.