Mrs. Schmidt - Elementary Principal/Curriculum Director

  • Greetings!  I am Kari Schmidt. I am the elementary principal at Sioux Central Elementary School.  I am originally from Fergus Falls, MN but spent 17 years of my life in Jackson, MN with the Jackson County Central School District.  I was the elementary principal for three years, the middle school principal for nine years, and the middle school/elementary principal for three years. I just competed my second year at Sioux Central, and I loved it.  Everyone here has made it a wonderful adjustment, and they have helped me learn the Iowa ropes.  I am married to Brian Schmidt from Everly, IA, and we live on an acreage just outside of Everly.  I have two children, Owen (10) and Quinn (8 and three step-children Brian John (16), Marty (15), and Joie (15).


    I am very excited about the positive changes we have made at the elementary school this year.  The staff here is amazing and very willing to make changes and grow together as a team.  We have tackled the new literacy law together and have put plans in place to help our students become the best possible readers; we have reignited PBIS and continue to teach and model to students expected Rebel Pride Behavior; we are moving towards standards-based grading together; and so much more.