My name is Jim Schmit, and I am beyond honored to be the sixth-grade administrator at Justice Page Middle School. Horns up!
I have spent my entire professional career in Minneapolis Public Schools, starting at Tuttle Community School as support staff and then cutting my teeth as a licensed English teacher at South High School. Most recently, from 2007-2023, I taught at Washburn High School.
As a third-generation educator, I have always had a great deal of admiration and respect for teachers and the profession. That said, I did not always move through schools successfully as a student, and I am particularly thankful to teachers and school staff who went out of their way to help me along my path. I strive to practice the values of servant leadership when working with students, staff, and family because I know firsthand the importance of successful relationships when it comes to producing meaningful and joyful learning experiences. In addition, my goal is to connect with each of our sixth grade students and families prior to our fall conferences. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to help with the process.
I live across the river in Saint Paul with my wife, Liz, and our dog, Summit. Liz works as a food scientist for General Mills and, unlike myself, has many talents. Summit is a 12-year-old vizsla. She is gentle with people and loves to hunt and take long naps. I spend a lot of time hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing pickleball, each with…varied success. I can, however, read a book just about anywhere, which I think is pretty cool.
I am excited to now be a part of the middle school experience at Justice Page. You can connect with me wherever our students are or at email@example.com.
Mr. Schmit as a 6th grader.
Mr. Schmit today.