My name is Jeremy Shultz and I am beginning my third year teaching at Bardstown Middle School in Bardstown, Kentucky. I teach math for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. My classes are comprised of students that struggle with math (6th graders on a 3rd grade math level) and I specialize in students that struggle with behavior problems. I received my Bachelors degree from WKU in December 2013 – “SKyTeach Alumni – Holla!” and now I’m working on my Masters. Obviously!
I am fortunate enough to work closely with the one and only Mike Paul, genius extraordinaire Matt Bartley and an amazing mentor, Craig Frey. Together, the Fantastic Four (newly named) is taking the Bardstown Middle School math department to a whole new level of awesomeness. My colleagues push me out of my comfort zone and make me a better teacher. I have presented at a few conferences, EdCamp Kentucky and TeachMeet Kentucky, and I have led a couple of PD’s for the staff. I am looking forward to presenting at more conferences in the future.
My classroom is not your typical classroom. As a matter of fact, we don’t even call it a classroom. It is the S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Center. Students are no longer students, they are Recruits, Agents and Special Agents. We even have t-shirts! The classroom is full of Avengers posters and Captain America decor. My new educational obsession is Breakout Edu. If you don’t know what it is, Google it, you are missing out!
I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife Jacki. We meet in Manhattan, Kansas in 2004 after I returned home from a tour in Iraq. I was instantly in love and together we have raised three great children. My oldest son is currently attending the University of Campbellsville and my other two are in elementary school. We have two hound dogs (Basset and Red Tick Coon) that fight more than our children. We are currently purchasing a new (bigger) home so we can extend our family into the foster care arena. What can I say, I thrive in chaos!
The picture below is not the most recent (circa 2003), but it’s one of my favorite pictures ever! Seriously, who else has a picture of themselves on a tank in the middle of Baghdad!