Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Lea Anne Schultz
Congratulations to Ms. Lea Anne Schultz of Huntsville High School, selected as this week’s Teacher Spotlight recipient!
Ms. Schultz is currently in her 30th year of teaching, and has been at Huntsville High school for her entire career. She says she is very appreciative of her mentor, Meryal Smith, who taught Chemistry at the school for 34 years. A native of Huntsville, Ms. Schultz graduated from Lee High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama, and her MEd from Alabama A&M. She and her husband, Jimmy, have two children and enjoy playing tennis, running, travelling, swimming, spending time at the beach, and working with the youth at Holmes Street United Methodist church.
“Lea Anne Schultz is absolutely amazing,” says Huntsville High Principal Aaron King, “she makes every student feel as if they can do, they can accomplish, they can succeed.” Students in her class can often be seen examining molecules, and manipulating the props that help them to visualize the lesson. One such student, Benjamin Barnett, says that “she’s really nice and caring […] and she’s really dedicated to her job.” Despite changes and new challenges over the years, Ms. Schultz says, “I love learning new things. I love being a student.” More than anything, she has a love for her students’ learning, and she says that “when the light bulb comes on, that really makes me excited – when they understand the concepts.”
It’s safe to say that, over the past 30 years, Ms. Schultz has caused a lot of light bulbs to come on.