Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: B.A. Elementary Education - art - english - science - ESL Apple Teacher
Mrs. Deirdre Schmid
My name is Mrs. Schmid and I am Prairie Trail’s new ART TEACHER this year. I am thrilled and honored to have this incredible opportunity and am so excited about the year ahead. I am mostly excited to be working with EVERY student in our school! It is going to be so much fun!
I am originally from Scotland and used to teach 3rd grade at O’Plaine School and Kindergarten at Spaulding School before staying home for 9 years with my children. I have been married to Henri for 13 years and have two children, Freya (9) and Gunnar (7). I am proud to say that they are both students in our amazing district. Last year, I was a Special Education Aide at Prairie Trail and enjoyed taking the year to get to know our school and students. It was a blast!
I graduated in from Northeastern Illinois University with a B.A. in elementary education in 2005. I started my M. Ed. in Reading before having children, received my ESL/bilingual certificate in 2017 and have worked hard to receive my Illinois Certification in Fine Arts.
I love reading, photography, working out and travelling to Scotland. But my favourite thing to do is working with my hands – drawing, painting, ceramics, creating, crafting, or decorating. As long as I am being creative, I am happy.
I am thrilled to be back working with my District 56 family this year!