Ms. Swider is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in theatre. She has worked professionally as an actor and director in Florida and Ohio and enjoys being an active part of the Jacksonville theatre community. In addition to teaching theatre, she also enjoys writing and directing. Her play SEND/END was featured in the Atlanta Fringe Festival, and her sketches are featured in many Awkward Silence Jax shows. Having previously taught for CAP part-time, Ms. Swider became a full-time theatre teaching artist in 2018.