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Kirsten Schulz

Kirsten Schulz Kirsten Schulz Education Associate Professor Email: kirsten.schulz@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8523

Kirsten Schulz


  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Marian University


After graduating from college, I accepted a teaching position in a Title One school in Hemet, California. I taught in the elementary school for several years before returning to the Midwest. Those years granted me the opportunity to teach and learn from English Language Learners. After I returned to the Midwest, I directed a preschool for several years and began my graduate work. I have taught at WLC since 2011 and enjoy watching my students teach lessons in the surrounding schools and grow as pre-service teachers. I am also blessed to have a supportive husband and three wonderful daughters.


EDU 333 Emerging Literacy II
EDU 431 Content Area Literacy
EDU 353 Intervention Strategies and Approaches
EDU 334 Reading Interests for Middle Childhood
EDU 335 Reading Interests for the Adolescent
EDU 352 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
EDU 316 Home, School, Community Partnerships
EDU 360 Student Motivation 
EDU 483 Residency
EDU 292 Introduction to Education - Clinical
EDU 396 Emerging Literacy II – Clinical
EDU 397 Content Area Literacy Clinical
EDU 531 Content Area Literacy - Graduate

Research Interests

Teaching and learning are interwoven together in an intricate pattern. I find great interest in observing both teachers and students and finding what strategies play an integral part in the retention process, especially for struggling readers and ELL students. Teacher leadership is also an interest, which I believe plays an important role in the relationship building process. Finding what motivates learners is a key learning component in the classroom.  

Scholarly Works

Dissertation: Instructional Strategies and Teacher Leadership Styles for English Language Learners:  A Closer View of Wisconsin’s Elementary Teachers


  • Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network
  • Teacher Advisory Board - Co-Chair
  • Faculty Development Committee 
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Global Learning Committee