Director Biography

Ivy Menke

Ivy E. Menke (1888-1969) was a native of Reno, Nevada. She and husband Earl Menke moved to San Diego in the 1930s.

Mrs Menke worked for the San Diego Unified School District for over thirty years.

She directed San Diego Junior Theatre’s grade school students from the summer session of 1953, in two traveling shows at various playgrounds throughout San Diego.

Mrs Menke was a past president of the Woodbine Temple, member of the Pythian Sisters, and volunteered with many organizations in San Diego.