Zachary Shutler, Ed.D. ’22 – College of Education Visiting Educator Series
University of Findlay alumnus, Zachary Shutler, Ed.D. ‘22, was recently on campus as the College of Education’s visiting educator. Shutler met with several education classes to discuss his diverse career in education.
Shutler is currently the Superintendent of Union Local School District in Belmont County, Ohio. Shulter delivered a powerful message to future educators on the importance of having a great mindset to achieve success in the field of education. Shutler has been involved in every aspect of education, from teaching to becoming an assistant principal, principal, and now superintendent.
After completing his undergraduate degree, he started his career as a teacher and quickly realized his passion for education. He then pursued his master’s degree in Academic Administration with Principal and Superintendent Licensure and then completed his doctorate of education here at University of Findlay, which helped him develop a deeper understanding of the education system and how to implement effective policies and programs.
As superintendent, Shutler has learned the importance of having a great mindset in the field of education. He believes that a positive mindset can help educators overcome the challenges they face daily, such as dealing with difficult students, managing complex administrative tasks, and navigating the ever-changing education landscape. “As educators, it is crucial to embrace a positive mindset, develop resilience, and strive for excellence in everything we do,” said Shutler. He encourages educators to have a growth mindset, to be resilient, and to always strive for excellence.