• Meet the WAPA Team

  • Josh Reynolds
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  • Mr. Ray

  • Josh Reynolds is in his sixth year at Whetstone High School. Prior to his start at Whetstone, Mr. Reynolds taught at Brookhaven High School for two years. Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of Otterbein University where he studied Music Education with an instrumental focus on horn. While at Otterbein, he was able to travel to Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington to perform with various groups. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, the National Association for Music Education, and the Ohio Music Education Association.
    When Mr. Reynolds is not working on upcoming concerts or events for Whetstone, he enjoys conducting pit orchestras for musicals, camping, renovating houses, and playing with his two dogs, Lenny and Layla.
    While at Whetstone, Mr. Reynolds hopes to travel more with the performing ensembles and continue to build the existing legacy.  
  • Grace McAllister is in her second year at Whetstone High School. Previous to Whetstone, Mrs. McAllister has taught at Walnut Ridge High School and Columbus Africentric Elementary School. She is a graduate of Capital University, where she Music Education with a voice emphasis. While at Capital, she traveled to South Africa, Oman, Florida, Colorado, and Cincinnati to compete in the World Choir Games with the Chapel Choir and the chamber ensemble, Philomel. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, the International Women's Music Fraternity, the American Choral Directors Association, Ohio Choral Directors Association, and Ohio Music Education Association.

    When she isn't teaching, Mrs. McAllister is studying for her MA in Music Education at the Ohio State University, traveling,and enjoying time with her husband Xavier, her cat Caramel, and her dog Izzy.


  • Mr. Christopher Ray graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Theatre. He continued on to receive a Master’s in Drama Education (K-12) from The Ohio State University in 2012. During his time at OSU, he was able to learn rehearsal room approaches from the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as dramatic inquiry across the curriculum. He began his teaching career in Columbus City Schools at West High School. He spent six years as a Cowboy, developing a student-driven theatre program performing excellence in the performing arts. He is excited to be at Whetstone and to be joining the incredible team in the Academy of Performing Arts.