St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School 7 & 8 ELA/SS

Emily Schmidt

Mrs. Emily Schmitz
7 & 8 ELA/SS

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

Brad Henry  

I am Mrs. Schmitz. Welcome to St Francis of Assisi’s 7th & 8th ELA/SS classroom. I love being able to work with students to inspire a love of learning and to discover what great things they can accomplish. Teaching is more than a “job” for me. 

When asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the only answer I ever gave was, “I want to be a teacher.” I never wavered. My love for teaching only grew as I was able to be a student in the class of some amazing teachers along my journey.

I was born and raised in a small town about 1.5 hours from St. Louis. Go Jackson Indians! After high school graduation I attended Southeast Missouri State University where I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary in Education. While attending SEMO I met Mark, who became my husband in 2008.  We have 2 children Wyatt and Sloane who both also attend SFA.

I started my teaching career teaching 1st grade at Confluence Academy- South City. My second year I was a 5th grade teacher at Green Park Christian Academy. I became a "stay at home mom" for the next 10 years before dusting off my teaching shoes and joining the SFA staff. My first year at SFA I was the Pre-K homeroom teacher. Before beginning the next school year I switched roles and became the 7th grade homeroom teacher. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade ELA and SS and LOVE MY JOB!

When I think of SFA, the word family comes to mind. Sharing core values, having respect for and appreciation of others no matter how old, how young, where they come from, what they’ve experienced, where they are, how capable they are, how healthy they are, who they love. Many times we hear the quote, “it takes a village.” SFA is definitely a village! My family has had the honor to be a part of SFA since 2013. We feel like it’s one of the best decisions we have ever made as a family. The reason we believe this is because we immediately felt like we were part of something bigger than just a school. SFA is constantly striving to do better even when the standards are met! As part of the staff I have the honor to constantly seek improvement and grow not only professionally but personally in my walk with Christ as well.