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:
  • 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. 
I strive to build:
  • 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
  • Reflection
  • Creativity to implement innovations
  • Curiosity to actively seek better ways
  • Contentment to feel accepted
This is my job as an educational leader.


Kirby T. Schultz
kirby.schultz@oshkosh.k12.wi.us