Jennifer M. Schmidt
Mrs. Jennifer M. Schmidt, M. Ed is an Intervention Specialist at Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio. Jennifer has 19 years of teaching experience in both general education and special education settings. While teaching in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jennifer began working closely with students with autism and was trained in the TEACCH method. Jennifer and her now retired Speech and Language Pathologist piloted their Communication Class in the fall of 2007 and the class has been going strong ever since. Neighboring districts have adopted the same model with similar success. Currently Jennifer is under contract with AAPC (Autism Asperger Publishing Company) to write a book about her Communication Class. Mrs. Schmidt is a passionate educator who enjoys presenting at local and state conferences about the Communication Class, autism, and training general education teachers to work with students with High Functioning Autism (HFA). Jennifer was awarded Beavercreek City Schools 2012 Teacher of the Year. In 2014, Jennifer was awarded Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Educator of the Year in recognition of her innovative Communication Class. Mrs. Schmidt continues to teach through workshops, her role as a lead teacher on the Autism Coalition Team (ACT) as well as at Beavercreek High School and Antioch McGregor Midwest. She is the chair of Wright State University’s Dean’s Advancement Council, where she advises and works beside the Dean of Education at her Alma Mater. She is passionate about helping other schools find success in teaching pragmatic language to students on the spectrum through Communication Class.
Special Education, M. Ed. Elementary Education
2012, Beavercreek City Schools Teacher of the Year2014, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Educator of the year
In Process (AAPC):
Communication 101; Teaching social skills to students with ASD through intentional high level curriculum and peer modeling.
Chair of WSU Dean's Advancement Council
Special Education, Autism