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Brian Shultz

Brian Shultz (WY '99)


Riverton Middle School
Riverton, WY

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 8

At the time of the Award, Brian Shultz was:

Shoshoni Junior High School
Shoshoni, WY

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Brian Shultz, math teacher at Riverton High School in Riverton, Wyoming, has succeeded at what he once said he wanted to become: the teacher that students remember as helping them to be successful in mathematics. Shultz's contagious enthusiasm for the subject and for the individuality of his students are the reasons his students truly enjoy being in his classroom. His influence extends far beyond his regular classroom. He spends his summers educating younger students with hands-on mathematical experiences. "I love teaching, and for the life of me, can't understand why everyone doesn't choose to be an educator," he says. "The simple rewards in the eyes of a student make being in the classroom the greatest spiritual reward."

Personal Message

I fear that our educational system is becoming overwhelmed by assessments. We spend 15% of our instructional time assessing. We need to assess, don't get me wrong, but I think that we are losing too much valuable education time.

Additional Information


Masters in Mathematics Education