• About Michael Schultz...

    Assistant Principal/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 Dean of Students, I will oversee athletics and 7th grade behavior. In both of these areas I will work hard to instill 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 a 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.



    Education and Professional Background