- Assistant Professor of Education
A.T., Kansas State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University
M.S., Baker University
Prof. Schmidt is a Kansas native who was born and raised in Hays. In 1988, she settled in Salina where she began attending Kansas College of Technology and became a member of the first class to graduate from Kansas State University-Salina. After staying at home to raise her four daughters, she returned to the classroom to obtain her B.S. in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University and began teaching 4th grade in Salina, During her tenure at USD 305, Prof. Schmidt served on the district level curriculum planning committee and was a certified Kagan Cooperative Learning coach and a certified CHAMPS coach for the district. Prof. Schmidt earned her Master’s degree in School Leadership from Baker University in 2013 and continued to teach in the Salina school district until she joined the McPherson College faculty in the fall of 2015.
Prof. Schmidt teaches various courses within the teacher education program as well as supervising student teachers in the field.
“As a teacher and a lifelong learner, I believe the best way for students to learn how to be an effective teacher is to learn the WHAT alongside the HOW. I believe in teaching students what they need to know about education and teaching through the use of instructional activities they will also use with their own students one day. With that in mind, I strive every day to create an engaging and dynamic learning experience for our students.”