Hello! My name is Maria Schmidt. This will be my 16th year teaching at Paloma. I have my bachelors degree in Biology and a master's in Education. I absolutely love my job! My three oldest children graduated from Paloma and I have two younger children that will end up wildcats at some point in the future. I am passionate about my job. It is more than "just a job" to me. I become inspired to be a better person every year because of my amazing students. I am grateful every day that I get to come to Paloma and teach these amazing kiddos!