About Schultz...
Position: Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 224-2409
Email: Schultz

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I am proud to be a Payne Panther! As the Assistant Principal, I will oversee 8th grade, transportation, and serve as the athletic director. In both of these areas I will work hard to instill positive character in the students at PJHS.

My Education and Professional Background

I hold a BA in Elementary Education from Wayne State University and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a MEd in Educational Leadership, both from Northern Arizona University. I taught Math at Willis Junior High for 13 years and served as the Dean of Students at Payne for three years. I became Assistant Principal of Payne Junior High in 2021.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe students learn most from their failures. Too often we strive for greatness with fear of failure but the only way to become great is to take chances and learn from our mistakes. Every student has the potential to achieve greatness so we must put them in situations where they feel empowered to be the best they can be.

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