In 1987 Kim Schultz graduated valedictorian of Gettysburg College with a double major in mathematics and economics. After a brief career as an actuary she earned an MS Ed in secondary mathematics education from the University of Pennsylvania and worked at both Plymouth Whitemarsh and Downingtown school districts teaching mathematics and computer programming. She began her work at Penn State Brandywine as a tutor in the STEM lab 2006 and then as an adjunct faculty member in 2009. She has a passion for mathematics education at all grade levels and was a facilitator for the Pennsylvania Math Initiative workshop for elementary and secondary teachers that was held on our campus in July of 2016. Being involved in the mathematical curriculum at all levels is important for all educators. To prepare students for their future mathematical studies, one must know mathematical content well beyond what he or she teaches. In addition, being prepared for the students one is teaching in higher education, requires an awareness of the changes in the mathematics curriculum in secondary and even elementary schools. Communication among the different institutions is essential to provide a seamless flow of mathematical knowledge with a clear goal in mind for each step in the process.
When not teaching Professor Schultz is very involved in her church and its children’s program, practicing yoga and other ways of staying in shape, and traveling in the United States as much as she can.