Brian Schulz

Class Year

’14

Hometown

Kenosha, Wis.

Major(s)

Elementary Education, Special Education

Becoming a teacher is a natural profession for Brian Schulz. In high school, he did a student partnership where he helped out in a kindergarten inclusive classroom. “I wanted to be able to help students learn and provide quality instruction,” he said. Now Brian is on the track to being a special education teacher. 

Something Brian loves about the education major is that educators can see their students improve throughout the year. “I love that I will be able to give back to students with the things I have learned through my college education and my personal experiences.” 

“I love that I will be able to give back to students with the things I have learned through my college education and my personal experiences.” 

Brian Schulz, ’14

Career goal

“To become a special education teacher at a school with a general education teacher background.” 

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

“Prof. Marla Polley.” 

Favorite class

“Children’s Literature with Prof. Rieman.” 

Toughest class

“Native American Ethno-History.” 

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I was chosen to receive a scholarship that was give to me by the Education Department.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“Sitting by the lake.” 

Biggest surprise so far

“How much extra support the professors provide.” 

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“Growing up I always pretended to be a teacher. I do not think that my 8-year-old self would be surprised.” 

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Although it is hard work, being an educator can be a very rewarding profession.”