Dr. Paige Schulte has lived in the New Orleans area for over 30 years. After attending Louisiana State University for 2 years, she graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of New Orleans in 1989 and began her teaching career at Riverdale Middle School. Paige taught courses in Earth Science, Biology, and History for 3 years at Higgins High School and for over 3 years at Holy Cross Middle and High School. During this time she acquired additional certification in Earth Science from Delgado Community College and Tulane University and completed a Master of Arts in Science Teaching at the University of New Orleans in 1994. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Science Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Geology from UNO in May of 2001.
Paige was a faculty member at the University of New Orleans for five years before joining the Department of Teaching and Learning at Southeastern Louisiana University. She also taught courses at Delgado and Nunez Community Colleges as well as Loyola University.
Paige has publications in "Science Scope", "The Science Teacher", and "Science and Children" and has served as a consultant for the Salina County School District in Kansas. In 1996, The National Association of Geoscience Teachers selected her as "Outstanding Earth Science Teacher" for Louisiana and runner-up for the Southeastern region.
Paige has presented sessions for regional, state, and national meetings of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, UNO Preservice Teachers in Action, La. Therapeutic Riding Association, La. Science Teachers Association, National Council for the Social Studies, National Science Teachers Association, and has also facilitated environmental education workshops for Project WET and Project Lake, as well as new teacher in-service presentations for Tangipahoa Parish.