Heidi Schmidt, Ph.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Heidi Schmidt’s PK-12 educational career of 36 years includes 16 years as a District Administrator for two school districts in Wisconsin. In addition, she was a Middle School Principal for 11 years and Associate Middle School Principal for two years. She also taught junior high English and Social Studies. For the past nine years, she has facilitated doctoral courses, chaired dissertation teams, and served as a committee member for several students.
Dr. Schmidt has focused primarily on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. Her leadership has focused on the tenets of a professional learning community for the last six years. The last school district that she led was the first school district in the state of Wisconsin to be recognized as a professional learning community. She is proudest of her work for the past four years relative to planning and implementing a K-12 school-based mental health program. Her work has been recognized at the state level by Wisconsin State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers. Additionally, she has presented at several state conventions and will be presenting at learning forum in Tennessee in September. Dr. Schmidt recently published an article in Wisconsin School News, which is the Wisconsin School Board Association magazine, highlighting the Hortonville Area School District’s program in the May, 2017 edition.
Dr. Schmidt continues to learn with each class she teaches. As she facilitates courses, she brings her life experiences to the discussions and aims to help each student become a better writer.
Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Reading-Language Arts Concentration
University of Wisconsin–Platteville
Master's in Educational Administration and Curriculum & Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Educational leadership
- Curriculum and instruction
School Based Mental Health
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.
Ed.S. in District Level Administration Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in District Level Administration degree is designed for educational leaders who wish to become a superintendent or district level administrator. This program equips students with the skills necessary to effectively lead a PreK-12 school district.
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.
Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study Certificate
This program is designed for students wishing to design their own program of study at the post-master’s, advanced level. Students can choose from a variety of courses to study the topics they want to study.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.