Instructor: Jeffry Schatz

Jeffry Schatz
Biography: Dr. Schatz is an experienced educator and administrator with many years dedicated to public education. He has been a classroom instructor, athletic director, building level principal and superintendent. Dr. Schatz was named the first principal of Davies High School in Fargo. In this work he orchestrated everything from providing the physical needs of the building to the school's nickname, school colors and song to employing over 150 faculty and staff. This led to his becoming Fargo Public Schools superintendent from 2012 to 2018. Today he leads Schatz and Associates, LLC, which provides strategic planning and leadership with K-12 schools, colleges, and non-profit organizations. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University, his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota, and his Doctor of Education from the University of North Dakota.

Classes by this instructor


EDL 2900: ONL: Organizational Governance for K-12 School Districts
Models of Organizational Governance and their application in K-12 school districts will be explored in this course by researching and learning about the different models associated with organizational Governance and its relationship with Strategic and Operational Planning.
January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023
EDL 2900: ONL: Strategic Leadership in K-12 School Districts
Learning about how different leadership styles impact a school district's strategic direction. The relationship between leadership styles and strategic leadership will be explored. The characteristics of strategic leaders will be researched and identified to help the learner develop and articulate their leadership style.
January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023
EDL 2900: ONL: Strategic vs. Operational Planning for K-12 School Districts
Learning about strategic planning and how operational planning can help implement the plan will be explored in this course. The difference between strategic and operational planning and their relationship with organizational governance will be analyzed.
January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023