• I am blessed to have a career that I truly enjoy as teaching has been a passion for me.  My interests outside of teaching include gardening, reading a good book, and getting outdoors.   Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my two grandsons! My education includes Master’s degree in education as well as a background in forestry (my first career).

    This year will be my 17th year of teaching. Most of my time has been spent with fourth graders, and I taught one year in the fifth grade.  Last year was my first year of teaching third grade.  I am looking forward to another year of teaching third graders!

    Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. 
    Contact Information
    e-mail: schmidtj@orting.wednet.edu
    Phone: (360) 893-0595 [before 8:50 and after 3:30]
                                                                                       wise owl