My name is Jeremy Shultz and I am beginning my fourth year teaching at Bardstown Middle School in Bardstown, Kentucky. I teach math for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. I am also teaching the first coding class offered at BMS. My classes (excluding the coding class) are comprised of students that struggle with math (6th graders on a 2nd or 3rd-grade math level) and I specialize in students that struggle with behavior problems. I received my Bachelor’s 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 recently presented at EdCampKY – Guardians of the Bluegrass – and I have submissions in for a few other conferences.
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…. and now S.P.A.R.T.A.N.S. 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! Try the Totally Radical 80’s Breakout. It’s totally tubular dude!
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 extending our family and opening our home to foster children. What can I say, I thrive in chaos!
The picture below is not the most recent (circa 2003), but it’s one of the few pictures we took as a crew and it was during my last tank gunnery in Iraq. I am the most vertically challenged in the picture. Can you find me?