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Grade 2

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Tree Schmitz - Grade 2 Teacher

My Qualifications

I am a lifelong learner.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in French from William Jewell College in Kansas City, Missouri.  I have a Master of Arts in Teaching from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.  I also hold an Associate in Applied Sciences degree from St. Louis Community College and a Master in Business Administration degree from Columbia College.

I am certified to teach Elementary in Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

My Teaching Philosophy

If you want to know about a sunrise, you need to see a sunrise.  I believe in providing students with authentic experiences.

I believe if one wants to be a good learner, one must be a good mistake maker.  Scientists never get it right the first time and we won’t either.  Every mistake we make, teaches us something about how to approach the problem differently the next time.  We are problem solvers and problem solvers understand making mistakes is part of the journey to successful learning, growth, and development.  So, get ready to make mistakes and be comfortable doing so in my classroom.

Why do I teach at St. Joe's?

This is where Jesus wants me to teach for Him!

Fun Facts about Me

I love Jesus and Our Lady.  I love to go to daily mass.  I love to sing.  I was professionally trained and I even tried out for the VOICE, 4 times.  Eventually, I got the message, Jesus gave me this gift of song to glorify Him, not myself.

I have been a resident of France, England, and Germany.  I speak French.  I enjoy playing amateur chess.  I have 3 papillons, the mother-Jazzy Grace, the father-Rocky, and their son-Louis XIV.

I have been married to the love of my life, (second to Jesus) Randy, for almost 27 years.

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