Mrs. Schmidt

Welcome to first grade! I hope to make this year a great one for your child and for you! It is through a combination of school and home that your child learns best. This year we’ll be working together to make your child’s educational experience one that will leave a positive and lasting impression! I’d like to tell you about myself and assure you that this year will be a wonderful learning experience for your student.

I’ve was born and raised in the area, attending Hermantown High School. I enjoy many extracurricular activities such as playing softball and soccer, running, hiking, camping, and spending time with my family and friends. My passion outside of school is keeping busy with my husband and children. I also really enjoy my job and spend a lot of time planning and preparing fun learning activities for the kids! I am eager to learn more about each other as the year goes on and all those wonderful, unique talents, hobbies and interests of your child.

As for my education and teaching experiences, I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in special education from UW-Superior and a master’s degree in teaching and learning from St. Mary’s University. I've spent all of my career teaching here at Winterquist, and I’ve had some great experiences that will make this year a success for all. I’ve taught 1st grade the past several years, and have previously taught both 5th and 6th grades!

First grade is an extremely important part of a child’s education here in Esko. It is a big jump from kindergarten as the standards are more rigorous. Each year I’m amazed at how well the students do with this and how proud they are of their hard work. My goal is to motivate and encourage your child to be the best student they can be and to help them grow in pursuit of their full potential. We now have something VERY special in common, your child. Communication between you and I will be extremely beneficial for your child.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime!


My course information can be found on my canvas site


If you have any questions feel free to email me at nschmidt@esko.k12.mn.us