November 6, 2018 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) has named Dr. Heidi Schmidt as Department Chair in the College of Education. Dr. Schmidt will oversee the Master of Arts in Education Program and the PK-12 Leadership concentration in the Ed.D. Program.
She joined Trident in January 2018 as a full-time Professor of Education and was previously responsible for facilitating masters-level courses in the College of Education. In addition, she serves on the Curriculum Committee, Faculty Worklife Committee, and ATP for Trident.
Dr. Schmidt has spent most of her career in K-12 education as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. She is licensed as a District Administrator/Superintendent, Director of Instruction, Principal, and Teacher in the state of Wisconsin, and as a District Administrator in Illinois and Alabama.
Dr. Schmidt remains dedicated to her home state, continuing to provide guidance on mental health programs to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Additionally, Dr. Schmidt has spent more than a decade teaching in masters and doctoral programs. Her areas of expertise include transformational leadership, standards-based learning, the professional learning community process, and K-12 school-based mental health.
Dr. Schmidt earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
About Trident University
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