About the Assistant Principal

  • About Michael Schultz, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director


    "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding."   Quote by Jim Valvano

     I am proud to be a Payne Panther! As the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, I will oversee athletics and 8th grade behavior. In both of these areas, I will work hard to instill a positive character in the students at PJHS. I hold a BA in Elementary Education from Wayne State University and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction as well as an MEd in Educational Leadership, both from Northern Arizona University. I taught Math at Willis Junior High for 13 years and became the Dean and Athletic Director at Payne Junior High in 2018. 

    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.