New English Language Learner Teacher


Photo by Alex Bowe Mr. David Schmitt is from nearby Hollandtown and earned his degree from UW- La Crosse

Alex Bowe

This school year, The Prowler has been introducing new CHS staff members. Our last interview is with Mr. David Schmitt, the new English Language Learner (ELL) teacher. His job is to work with students whose native language is not English and to help them learn to read, write and speak English.

As well as this being Mr. Schmitt’s first year at CHS, it is also his first teaching job. Before teaching, he grew up in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, and he graduated from UW-La Crosse.

He loves the staff and students at CHS and offered advice to the students. “Make the most of your time here because it goes by fast and it’s fun,” Mr. Schmitt said. “Work hard, apply yourself, have fun.”

He grew up with English being his favorite subject in school because he enjoyed reading and writing. And, now, Mr. Schmitt’s favorite class to teach is English.

     He chose to become an ELL teacher because he likes working with multiple languages, and when he was younger, Mr. Schmitt tutored ELL students.

If he had to teach another subject other than English, Mr. Schmitt would teach history because he thinks it is “very interesting” and he likes geography.

Mr. Schmitt’s dream job growing up was to be a sportswriter, and his favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. Some fun facts about Mr. Schmitt are that his favorite color is green and his favorite TV show is “The Office.”