The goal was to raise student achievement across Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns County Public Schools. The Schultz Center is a state-of-the-art training facility based on the design of Fortune 500 corporate training facilities. Spacious, elegant, and equipped with top of the line furniture, equipment, and technology, it symbolized the community's support for the work of educators in the region to provide the best for their students.
An independent, non-profit corporation, the Schultz Center has been established to provide professional development services to Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns county schools.
Created through state funds from the state matched with locally-raised private donations and grants, the Center opened for business March 2002. It is a living symbol of the support that the community has for educators continued best efforts and professionalism.
Training opportunities are offered at the Schultz Center facility, school sites, two-way video conferencing, and through online learning.
- State-of-the art, exciting, effective, classroom focused training, often offered by practicing, proven classroom teachers, and emphasizing tested best practices.
- Programs tailored to individual, school, and district priorities for long-term, sustainable improvement.
- Enhanced career opportunities and professional respect.
- Collaboration, coaching, mentoring, and networking with peers and proven performers.
- Technology for teaching and learning.
- Resources for research, continuing education, and instructional materials development.
- Strengthened leadership skills and meaningful support to reform efforts.
- Collaboration, mentoring and networking with peers and proven performers.
- Resources for research, continuing education and career enhancement.
- The development of future leaders prepared to lead change and support high levels of student achievement.
It is flexible and comprehensive. Everything from a small group discussion to a full-blown conference can be accommodated professionally and comfortably at the Center. With seven individual conference rooms, three computer labs, an auditorium capable of hosting large audiences, and banquets (or being divided into up to three additional classrooms) and other assorted spaces, the Schultz Center is designed to handle whatever is needed.
Itís designed to support professionals. The facility offers more than just a place for training or meetings. The facility offers an Internet connected lab, a comfortable lounge, and on-site catering service.