OUR STAFFMichelle Schantz
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Telecommunications, Indiana University
Mrs. Michelle Schantz
I am really thrilled to be joining the Shortridge staff as a digital design teacher. I teach radio, television and photography. I am excited about all of the wonderful experiences that lie ahead for our staff and students.
I was born in South Bend, Indiana and raised in Indianapolis. I attended Northwest High School, where I discovered my interest in the media. After graduating from Indiana University with a Telecommunications degree, I began teaching media courses at Shortridge Middle School. I have 22-years of experience with IPS. I also worked for WISH-TV Channel 8 for 15 years, 5 years as the Head Director of the morning newscast.
I have also worked as a freelance audio technician for the Indiana Pacers and Fever basketball games.
I am the mother of 2 wonderful teenage daughters and 2 very spoiled dogs. I enjoy bowling, board game and movie nights with my family and playing golf with my husband.
I am passionate about giving our students the experience they need to become media literate, top level communicators.