Jane Schmidt

Position: Principal

Phone: 651-690-2477 ext 106

My entire life I have gone out the front door saying, “See you later, I am going to school.” As I begin my 20th year as Principal of Highland Catholic School I realize how blessed I am to be able to spend every day with this wonderful community. The highlight of my day is greeting the students at the front door, knowing our day will be filled with new discoveries, friendship and grace.


St. Catherine University B.S. Elementary Education

University of St. Thomas M.A. Curriculum and Instruction

University of St. Thomas Educational Specialist Degree

MN Administrative License

K-12 Career

1978-84: St. Paschal Baylon, Kindergarten Teacher

1984-85: Christ the King School, Kindergarten Teacher

1987-99: Highland Catholic School, Kindergarten & First Grade Teacher

1999-Present: Highland Catholic School, Principal

Fun Facts

My husband, Dan, and I have three children, who are all teachers in this archdiocese. My husband also taught in Special Education for 25 years. My Grandmother Zaczkowski was a teacher in the early 1900’s in a one-room schoolhouse in Roscoe, MN. A family of teachers! My husband and I first met in the hospital nursery when were new babies! And our Moms bought identical Baptismal gowns, which we did not discover until our first was baptized. I was raised in a hardware store, a great place to grow up. Yes, I can help you plumb your toilet or repair a faucet stem. Good things to know.

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