My name is Kirby Schultz. I am the proud principal of Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School and Oakwood Aviation Program. I am entering my 13th year at Oakwood. Every year I am very excited to embark on another school year with staff in nurturing, guiding and inspiring children through a rewarding and unique educational experience.
My Background Information:
I received my bachelor’s degree in Pre K – 12 Comprehensive Physical Education with a Health minor from UW-Stevens Point in 1990. In 1999, I received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Principal's Licensure from Marian College.
I reside with my wife Ann (Superintendent of Mosinee Schools) and our three daughters Tatum, Paige and Bailey. Ryan (son) lives in Shanghai, China.
In my free-time, I love to spend time with family, watch my daughters’ activities, travel and workout.
I have adopted a personal mission statement that truly states what I believe my position as an educational leader of a learning community encompasses.
My Job is:
I strive to build:
- To keep the compass
- To massage change
- To build credibility: a positive image for Oakwood and OASD in the eyes of the community
- To cultivate the Oakwood Staff
- To ask the compelling questions
- To be an advocate for children
- To build the culture of Oakwood through: curriculum, consensus, constituents, and community
- I see my job as nurturing the students, families and staff.
This is my job as an educational leader.
- Confidence in them, in their decisions and in their teaching
- Courage to take risks and to break new ground
- Compassion for children and others
- Character to always do their personal best
- Competence that they know the current trends
- Capacity to learn new things
- Commitment to our mission
- Clarity of our focus, on the “what’s” and the “how’s”
- Consciousness to bring thinking to a higher level
- Communication, open lines of dialog
- Collaboration, share expertise
- Connectedness, bonding to each other and our mission
- Collegiality, professional interactions
- Challenge, to keep staff on their cutting edge
- Critical thinking, thoughtfulness
- Creativity to implement innovations
- Curiosity to actively seek better ways
- Contentment to feel accepted
Kirby T. Schultz