Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Educational Administration, Concordia University - Irvine M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, George Mason University B.A. Speech Communication, Point Loma Nazarene University

Mrs. Jacquelyn Schmidt


Hello Pumas!! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

This is my 13th year as a Puma. I am excited to once again be teaching English 10, Yearbook and ASB Leadership, as well as advising the SADD chapter on campus. I truly enjoy working with and mentoring students, providing tools for their academic and personal success, and coaching them as they develop into effective leaders. This year is going to be phenomenal if we are online distance learning or back to walking the halls at CHS. I'm excited to share this journey with you all.

The CANVAS platform will be utilzed for weekly assignments and tasks. Always start in CANVAS, go to MODULES, and review the weekly agenda and weekly video agendas. Assignment information will be here. The Remind app is used for student communication on spirit days, if an assignment has changed and for reminders for assignments. It is a valuable tool used in each class. Students, sign up to stay informed!

Any questions about assignments or student academic success should be communicated through email, not through the Remind app. This ensures I am able to fully respond to concerns and can add attachments or other links if needed to address questions or concerns.

Student academic success will occur with the completion of daily assignments and by achieving proficiency on all standards. Laziness, procrastination and apathy are potential road blocks to student success, but can be overcome with hard work and dedication. Life is busy and unexpected things happen, so it is imperative that students advocate for themselves and let me know of any struggles impeding their progress in my class. Email me with concerns, let's use the intervention time to work toward success. Be your best advocate!

As you continue your educational journey remember Alexander Graham Bell's words "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."

I'm here to help you get prepared, so you each can achieve success this year! Again, it's going to be a phenomenal year! Welcome to Puma Nation, do all things with Puma PRIDE, be PumaSTRONG, remember there is "Strength in Numbers" and don't forget to Go Green!!