Teachers of the Month

Renaissance Teachers of the Month

 October Arnold Schmidtberger
September  Trey Crow


Mr. Schmidtberger

South High School’s October Teacher of the Month is Arnold Schmidtberger.  Mr. Schmidtberger is in his 34th year of teaching, and his 3rd year at South High.  He always wanted to be a teacher, as school always brought structure and stability to his life, and then as he got into junior high and high school, his teachers and coaches were very inspiring.  His great college experience encouraged him to continue to pursue a teaching career, and his favorite classes have always been Social Studies and English.  He sees working in the school as a great environment, with every day providing new challenges and opportunities.  Mr. Schmidtberger enjoys watching students succeed as they progress through school and then become successful after high school, seeing their experiences in the classroom and in school activities helping them in their adult lives.  He sees the structure that school brings to a student’s life and sees the importance it has in their personal, academic, and social development, especially as shown by the past 18 months.  He encourages all students to make the most of their education, and regardless of their path after high school, take advantage of their K-12 school years. Congratulations, Mr. Schmidtberger!


Trey Crow

South High School’s September Teacher of the Month is Trey Crow.  Mr. Crow is in his 20th year with USD 305, six at South Middle School and fourteen at South High School.  He chose to become a teacher because he loves helping others and he loves science.  After deciding not to pursue medical school, he had an advisor who guided him into education, where he enjoys being able to bring science to life for students, showing them how everything we do has an impact and they get to choose what that impact will be on the world.  Mr. Crow loves the science department at South High and how they all are willing to help each other out when needed.  He would like to tell parents that right now the world is hurting, but like everything in life, this is but a brief moment; keep persevering, encourage your kids, and know it will get better. Congratulations, Mr. Crow!