Jennifer Culver is in her seventeenth year of teaching with the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. At the high school, she serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair and conductor of the Fall Concert Band and the Freshmen Concert Band and co-conductor of the Gold Concert Band. She is also responsible for teaching AP Music Theory, The Understanding of Music (dual enrollment course through Kent State University), piano keyboarding, and adaptive music appreciation. Prior to her appointment to the high school, Mrs. Culver taught at Sill Middle School for six years. There she was responsible for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade concert bands as well as the jazz ensemble.
Along with her classroom teaching load, Mrs. Culver is actively involved in the teaching profession. Currently, she serves on several building and district leadership committees. She has acted as mentor and cooperating teacher to numerous young professionals entering the field of education. Most recently, she earned her Teacher Leadership Endorsement at Kent State University as well as Master Teacher designation in the state of Ohio. She is actively involved with the design of the Arts and Media Den at Cuyahoga Falls High School.
An active performer and musician, Mrs. Culver has performed in the pit orchestra for Porthouse Theater and served as the Children’s Chorus Director for productions with Nightingale Opera Theater. She has a great passion for the theater and collaborates on the annual musical production at Cuyahoga Falls High School. She served as the producer for Grease! in February 2014 and will be co-directing the production in April 2015.
An Ohio native, Mrs. Culver completed both her undergraduate degree in music education and graduate degree in conducting at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State. There, she studied flute with Professor Diane McCloskey and conducting with Dr. Wayne Gorder. She is an active member of the music education profession, holding memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Ohio Music Education Association and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. She serves as an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association.
Mrs. Culver enjoys classical music, musical theater, opera, reading, history and learning new things. Most of all, loves to spend time with her family. She resides in Stow with her husband Tim (assistant professor of voice at Kent State University), their three children, Sam, Tom and Ellie, and their dog, Patches.