Mike Schmidt

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.