Aurora Education Association

American Education Week profile: how Jennie Schmaltz combined learning for students, professionals into school success

A statewide teacher shortage is causing Colorado school districts to relook at how they attract a new teacher to enter the classroom and stay for many years. Teacher Jennie Schmaltz has been a fixture at Aurora’s Elkhart Elementary for 10 years, and she’s on a mission to keep her fellow teachers motivated to stay by focusing on their professional learning.