Cindy Schultz
I grew up on Long Island, New York and received my undergraduate degree from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.  I received my Master's in Technology in Education from Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts. I completed my Administrative License at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, where I currently live.

I am the business department chair of an approximately 1,100 student high school.  I teach graphic design, web design and digital film.  I serve on many of the technology committees both in our building and in our district.  In addition I serve on the board for the Montana Educators' Credit Union. I teach professional development courses to teachers including Moodle and Google Apps for Education. All of my high school classes are taught using a blended method and all of my professional development courses are taught online. Students are in my high school class face-to-face, however, all of the content is posted online and students turn in their work online.  I teach in a paperless classroom.

Last year our district developed a new model of education that is anticipated to change the ways in which teaching and learning are structured so that they more accurately reflect the globalization and technological advances of the 21st century to ensure the engagement and success of all students. I have always wanted to be involved in the Flat Classroom® Program and thought that becoming a Flat Classroom® Certified Teacher would be a good way to contribute to our new model of education and would help position us to be among the best in the nation.  I feel that the Flat Classroom® projects would help transform our schools and help provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in a world that is continually influenced by diverse cultures, lifestyles, religions, technologies and economies.

I am an Adobe Education Leader and was awarded the Adobe Education Leader Impact Award in 2014 for my work with the Sentinel Design Lab. The Sentinel Design Lab is a student run organization that serves the MCPS and Missoula community with print, web and video services. The purpose of this group is dual faceted: to offer real-world, hands on training for Sentinel's best and brightest in design, as well as offer their talents and skills to the community. 

Through the Sentinel Business Department, the SDL has been involved with school and community events alike.  From posters for state-wide events, to web design for local nonprofits, and members of the SDL are receiving the sort of experience and training vitally needed in the rapidly expanding design market. 
These handpicked, highly skilled students are dedicated to their fields, and are constantly pushing their own boundaries in independent study situations. This program is a unique example of 21st century education at its best; an environment where students work with instructors to build their own education and become productive members of their community.