School: Union Middle School
Subject and Grade Level: 7th and 8th Grade Math
Education: Wartburg College
Hobbies: Sports, Spending time with family, Hunting, Golfing, Carpentry, Paintball
Family members: Wife – Julie Schmidt Daughters –Emily 12 and Aubrey 9
How long have you been teaching: 21 years
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: Working with the students to help them understand and enjoy math.
The Thing You Find Most Challenging About Teaching: Paperwork & time constraints.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Get to know your students and their interests.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: Be a lifelong learner.
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: It is nice to be recognized for the hard work and effort I have put into my teaching career.