Heidi Schmidt, Ph.D.

Core Faculty,
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. 

Education

  • Master's in Educational Administration and Curriculum & Instruction
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Reading-Language Arts Concentration
    University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Research Interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Assessment

School Based Mental Health

Program Affiliations

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.

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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.

64

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

This customizable degree 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.

64

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Ed.S. in District Level Administration Educational Specialist

This 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 P-12 school district.

The program leads to P-12 district-level administrator’s licensure in Indiana.

34

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

This 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.

34

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides P-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.

34

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

16

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, this program will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.

34

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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

31

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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.

30

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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.

18

Semester Credits

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