Jennifer Schultz has been the stage manager for several years and has served as director for one year for Creative Arts Productions. She developed her passion for theatre when her third grade teacher had the class perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Jennifer was a double major at the University of Central Missouri State where she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in English and Speech/Theatre Education. She also earned a Master’s degree in Education from Baker University. She has been teaching for 23 years. Eighteen of those years have been at Benton High School in Saint Joseph, Missouri where she is currently the Theatre Arts teacher. She has directed 32+ full-length plays and musicals and numerous variety shows and one acts at Benton. Jennifer has also been active with the Robidoux Resident Theatre appearing in productions of A Christmas Story, Harvey, and Our Town as well as directing Charlotte’s Web and Tuesdays with Morrie.