Phone: 4347996426 (school)


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Arts Degree from Clinton Community College in Clinton, IA Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, IA Graduate Studies in K-12 Administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

Ms. Kristen Schmidt

Welcome to Ms. Schmidt's 5th grade class!  This year the 5th grade teachers will be departmentalized.  I will teach ELA, Reading and US History to 1865.  My partner teacher, Ms. Murphy, will teach Math and Science.  

The 2022-2023 school year marks my 19th year of teaching with Danville Public Schools.  I moved to Danville from my hometown of Clinton, Iowa in 2003.  I began my DPS teaching career at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and transferred to Gibson when it transitioned to an elementary school.  

Teaching is my calling and I enjoy it immensely.  It is also extremely challenging and I strive to do my best every day.  My parents instilled a strong work ethic in me as well as a love of learning.  I bring these values with me to school every day.  With hard work and determination, anything is possible! 

This year our class focus will be on:

* Building and Growing Positive Relationships With Each Other

* Creating an Inclusive Environment Where Every Student Feels Welcome and Valued

* Abiding by the School Motto of "Be Kind, Be Responsible and Never Give Up"

* Mastering the Standards of Learning in ALL Core Subjects