Ms. Schultz-von Hawker has 30 years of teaching experience. For 22 of those years she has been teaching at DoDEA schools. Ms. Schultz-von Hawker has worked for the past two years in Fort Campbell Schools with 9th-12th graders in Resource English Language Arts and Learning Strategies and with students in Pre-K -5th grade who are Emotionally Impaired (E.I.) and/or have specific Learning Disorders (L.D.). She also taught at SHAPE American Middle and High School and Patch American High School.

In addition, Ms. Schultz-von Hawker worked within the Stuttgart District Schools as a Pre-K-12th grade Behavioral Management Specialist, District ADHD Assessor; Exceptional Family Member Program Liaison, and Family Advocacy Case Management Team Representative. Prior to joining DoDEA, she worked with Resource and Self-contained E.I. 7th-9th graders at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and was a counselor, Assistant and Camp Director for Loudoun County Parks and Recreation in Virginia.

Ms. Schultz-von Hawker graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Emotional Disturbances and Elementary Education. She went on to earn her Master of Education from National Lewis University. She received a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care from American InterContinental University.

In the classroom, Ms. Schultz-von Hawker's teaching focuses on preparing students for real world experiences through academics. She believes that learning should be fun but also provide meaningful real world applications. Ms. Schultz-von Hawker uses differentiated instruction to tailor her teaching to each individual student's learning style.

2010 winner Brenda Schultz-von Hawker
Schultz-von Hawker English Language Arts Teacher
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