PRINCIPALS' MESSAGES

Ms. Schmitz

My name is Abbie Schmitz and I am the Principal at Carl Sandburg Elementary School.

I am from Northbrook, IL where I attended school K-12. I came to Charleston to attend EIU from 2009-2013. While at EIU I was a member of the track and field team focusing on pole vault. I student taught at Mattoon Middle School and then accepted a job at Charleston Middle School teaching 8th grade reading and language arts. I taught at CMS for 6 years. While teaching at CMS, I coached middle school cheerleading, was the student council sponsor and coached high school boy’s track.

During my time teaching at CMS I completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education while earning a Reading Endorsement as well. Once I completed this degree, I was fortunate enough to begin my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, which I finished in 2020. I served as the Carl Sandburg Assistant Principal from 2020-2022.

Mrs. Morgan