Welcome to 4K!

                                About Mrs. Schmidt

My name is Maria Schmidt, and I will be your child’s Four Year Old Kindergarten teacher this year.  I am looking forward to working with your child and creating a partnership with you to further the education of your child.

This will be my ninth year teaching, and my third year part of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District. I have a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Early Childhood Education and Adaptive Education from Carroll College.  I spent the majority of my career teaching children in 3K-Kindergarten. 

I grew up in northern Wisconsin and moved to southeast Wisconsin for college.  My husband and I have one 2 1/2 year old child.  In my free time I love to bake, play with my son, spend time with family, golf, and go up north to my family’s house and my husband’s cabin.   I love sharing these experiences with my students and use them to enrich our classroom experience.

Teaching is more than just a job for me.  It is a passion of mine to work with children and help them create a lifelong love for learning.  My teaching philosophy is to create opportunities for children to learn through exploration and creation.  Children are natural learners and through play they learn about the world around them.  I will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for my students, which in turn will help them learn about problem solving, caring for one another, and taking responsibility for their own actions.  I am committed to providing a wonderful experience in 4K for your child!

I look forward to the exciting journey ahead of us.  Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am here to help. 


Mrs. Maria Schmidt

262-594-2148 x4133