Six Questions with Mr. Schultz

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1. What do you teach at ILS/what is your role at ILS?

I am the homeroom teacher for 7th and 8th grade. I also teach math and science (5th through 8th grade), and PE (4th through 8th). Along with these subjects, I also do Leadership Training for the 5th through 8th grade gentlemen.

2. What does classical education mean to you?

Guiding students to what is good, true, and beautiful, like the beauty of a mathematical equation, or the soundness of Newton's Laws of Motion. It's about helping students to take leadership in their own education.

3. What is your favorite thing about ILS?

The people are absolutely amazing here!!!!

4. Who was one teacher who inspired you?

He was my 7th and 8th grade teacher at a small Lutheran school in CA. Because of him, I started believing that someday I, too, would be a teacher. He loved his Nebraska Cornhuskers, as I do.

5. What is your favorite book? (What book has most inspired you?)

I've really been inspired by the book of Psalms lately. I just finished Robin Hood, and now I'm working on Hunchback of Notre Dame (teaching in a classical school has inspired me to go back and read some of the classics). My ultimate favorite book of all time is definitely Children of Hurin by Tolkien.

6. Please share one thing families wouldn't already know about you.

I grew up in a small farming town (3500 population) in central California. I've done cow-tipping before. I love baseball and football, this you probably know; but I'm also a pretty good pool and Ping-Pong player and have participated in tournaments for both. My wife, Katie, and I met, fell in love, and got married in New Orleans, so the 'Pearl of the South' will always be a special place for both of us. Growing up in an agricultural area, I love pistachios, navel oranges, and olives. And then living in New Orleans for a time developed in me a love for gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and beignets!!

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