Eric L. Magnus teaches 7th, 8th and 9th grades at Frontier Trail Junior High in Olathe, Kansas, where he also has been director of theatre for 15 years. He is a freelance actor and director and has worked extensively on stage in plays and musicals for over 20 years. He earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Emporia State University, a master's degree in Integrated Humanities and Education from Rockhurst University. He is licensed to teach speech and theatre in grades K - 12. In his free time he is also a private acting coach – his company is called "Acting with Magnitude."