Nine months out of the year, Bob Ahlersmeyer is an English teacher at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne. But he’s a showman at heart, and once class is dismissed, you can often find him in community theater productions and even local commercials.
This summer though, he decided to try his hand at stardom. For six weeks, anyway.
Ahlersmeyer received a Lilly Grant to travel to Hollywood to blog about his experiences auditioning for movies and commercials. He plans on using his blog to educate students on online journalism and blog-writing.