• Cindy Schultz
    My name is Cindy Schultz and I am the Business & Technology Department Chair at Sentinel High School. I have been teaching for over fifteen years with thirteen of them at Sentinel High School. I have a master's degree in Technology in Education and an Administrative License. I am the lead Web Design Instructor and Content Developer for the Montana Digital Academy, a Flat Connections Certified InstructorAdobe Education Leader and a Microsoft Innovative Educator.  I received the Adobe Education Leader Impact Award in May 2014. I am also a certified Makerbot Educator and certified (Teacher Learning) Hub Course Designer and facilitator for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Prior to teaching, I worked in the manufacturing, legal and medical fields. I serve on the MCAT (Missoula' Community Media Resource) board.
     Microsoft Innovative Educator  Certified Hub Course Designer  Certified Makerbot Educator
    I teach Graphic Design, Web Design, Film Study, Film Editing, Digital Technologies and Photography. I also teach Business Co-op and Career Explorations. The following classes are the dual credit course opportunities:
    Graphic Design 2 with a focus on Adobe Illustrator (MART111A Integrated Digital Art - 3 cr.)
    Graphic Design 3 with a focus on Adobe InDesign
    Film Study 1 & 2
    Digital Technologies 
    Film Editing 1 & 2 (MART112A Intro to Non-Linear Editing - 3 cr.) 
    Web Design
    Technology Tools 
    Students that take Graphic Design 2, Film Study 1 & 2, Film Editing 1 & 2 and Digital Media 2 dual credit courses (12 credits), will be well on their way to earning a Media Arts Minor from the University of Montana. They will need to complete 9 additional credits that support their work and development in Media Arts in order to receive a Minor in Media Arts. This year, we have expanded our Media Arts courses and developed a Media Arts Program.
     I teach the basics of design in all of my classes along with several of industry standard computer software programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Students also take the practice Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams as part of their class requirements. All of my classes are taught in an online format using Moodle but are face-to-face classes, including the dual credit courses.
    The Sentinel Design Studio is a student run organization that serves MCPS and the Missoula Community with print, web and video services. The purpose of this group is dual faceted: to offer real-world, hands on training for Sentinel’s best and brightest in design, as well as offer their talents and skills to the community. For more information, check out the Sentinel Design Studio website.
    This year I will be presenting at the NCCE (Northwest Council of Computer Education) Conference in Seattle, Washington, in February of 2018. I will be presenting Adobe Photoshop - Creating Animated GIF's.
    I encourage students, parents and the community to contact me with any questions, concerns or contributions they might have regarding the classes that I teach. I am always looking for community members in the fields that I teach to come into my classes and talk with my students and/or create community partnerships.The best way to get a hold of me is through e-mail at cschultz@mcpsmt.org.  You can also reach me by phone at (406) 728-2400, ext. 7093.  Be sure to check to my schedule to see when I might have time available to talk with you. I can also be followed on Twitter: @clschultz.
Last Modified on January 29, 2018