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Redwood Falls Gazette
  • New Cedar Mountain principal ready for first day

  • For the past several weeks, Jeremy Schultz, the new Grades 6-12 principal for the Cedar Mountain School District, has been preparing for the first day of school.During pursuit of his graduate degree, Schultz had a unique opportunity most prospective teachers do not have.“I did my student teaching in Englan...
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  • For the past several weeks, Jeremy Schultz, the new Grades 6-12 principal for the Cedar Mountain School District, has been preparing for the first day of school.
    That day is Tuesday, and he is anxious to get the new year and his new career going.
    Schultz, who grew up in Mora, graduates with a degree in science education from the Duluth campus of the U of M.
    During pursuit of his degree, Schultz had a unique opportunity most prospective teachers do not have.
    "I did my student teaching in England," he said, adding he was at a private school that catered to southeast Asian students. "I wanted to travel."
    Schultz said the education system was quite a bit different, which meant doing an additional student teaching experience in Esko when he returned to get a better grasp of teaching in Minnesota.
    After earning his degree, Schultz began his career in Medford. He spent seven years teaching there – doing everything from life science and biology to driver's education.
    Being one who constantly wants to learn, Schultz continued his own education ultimately earning masters degrees in educational leadership and education administration, which led to his certification as a principal.
    Schultz, who grew up on a dairy farm, saw his dad change careers to education, which ultimately led him to administrative roles including serving as superintendent in the Mora school district.
    Schultz officially becomes the Grades 6-12 principal for the Cedar Mountain School District this month. He has been getting acclimated to his new role over the past several weeks, and he said he is really looking forward to the first day of school.
    Schultz said he has been able to meet some of the students and their families, adding he saw the excitement for the new year in the faces of the students during the open house held this past week.
    Schultz said he sees himself as the kind of leader who offers positive support, adding he strives to maintain open communication with the staff, students, parents and the community as a whole.
    Schultz said he wants people to clearly understand his expectations for the new year, and he wants to clearly understand what people expect from him.
    Schultz and his wife, Beth, who also has an education degree, have two sons.
    Schultz is excited to get the year started and to focus on doing what is best for students at Cedar Mountain.

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