John W. Rutherford is the director of theatre at W.E. Groves High School in Beverly Hills and serves on the state board of directors for the Michigan Educational Theatre Association. He has taught classes in creative writing and playwriting for the past 14 years. He has written several one-act plays and adaptations of non-dramatic literature. Mr. Rutherford has received several awards, including: WDIV Outstanding Teacher of the Year (1999), MIFA Theatre Teacher of the Year (2000), ed as one of 50 teachers from across the USA for the Toyota Teach Program (2004), and most recently, ArtServe Michigan’s Governor’s Award for Arts Educator (2007).