Assistant Head of School, School Programs
Mrs. Schmidt holds a Master’s degree in educational administration from Concordia University, a Master’s in education from Governors State University, and a B.S. in education from Millikin University.
Why do you enjoy teaching at Morgan Park Academy?
MPA is a special place. My colleagues are fantastic, and we all work together as a team. The parent involvement, diverse learning environment, and general atmosphere of the school makes it a pleasure to come to work each day.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I knew since second grade that I wanted to be a teacher. I would play school with the kids on my block and I was always the teacher. My teachers at school would even save extra copies of worksheets or old books that they didn’t use, because they knew I would use them.
So when I graduated from college and began teaching at my old grade school, working alongside many of my former teachers, they were not surprised at all that I ended up becoming a teacher. I told them they were my inspiration!