• Campus Technology



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts Criminology & Criminal Justice Master of Arts Criminology & Criminal Justice (in progress) Texas State Private Investigator Ordained Minister

Mrs. Maggie Schmitt

My name is Maggie Schmitt and I am the Shepard CTA. I am "the Tech Guy" as we say. 


This is my fifth year working with Plano I.S.D. and I have been in my role as the CTA at Shepard since November 2021. At Shepard, I am responsible for the campus technology needs. I am also in charge of the morning announcements that we call, The Patriot News. It is a wonderful experience for the fifth-grade students to rotate through being our news anchors as well as our being a member of our production team.

I have worked for the district as a Special Education Teaching Assistant and a Pre-K Teaching Assistant. I have been working in the education field since 2008 in various settings, from early childhood/ pre-school through middle school settings as a lead teacher, teacher assistant, and educational trainer. I have a wide range of experience with different age ranges and developmental abilities. 

I have my Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The University of Texas at Arlington and I am currently seeking my Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The University of Texas at Arlington. I also hold a Texas State Private Investigators license and I am an ordained minister. I have a wonderful husband of 10 years named Collins and we have three wonderful children. We have two sons, a 4th grader named Quinn and a 1st named Harley who both attend Shepard, as well as a daughter named Ivy who is in Pre-K at Sigler. 

I am a wackadoodle kind of person. I love to be silly, nerdy, geeky, and goofy with all of the staff and students I have the pleasure of working with. I love being a part of Shepard. This is my home.

  • Office Hours and Schedule

    Office Hours:

    7:15 am- 3:30 pm Monday - Friday

    My normal hours to reply to emails are 7:15 am - 3:30 pm. My ticket response hours are 8:00 am - 3:15 pm.

    I will be unreachable before 7:15 am, after 3:30 pm, on weekends, or on closed weekdays.

    Morning Announcements:

    Preparation 7:20 am - 7:40 am

    Announcements begin at 7:45 am

    Typical Lunch Break:

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 

    *Subject to change due to school needs*

    How to Contact:

    Parents: Please contact your child's teacher or the front office with any technology needs

    Staff: Please contact me via the request form below

  • Plano I.S.D Webdesk

    Please click the link below to take you to the Plano I.S.D. Webdesk Login


  • Technology and Digital Learning Resources

    If you have any Technology or Digital Learning related questions, feel free to review the Plano I.S.D. resources page listed below.

    Plano I.S.D. Technology and Digital Learning

  • District Technology Services

    Plano I.S.D. Technology Services Homepage

  • District Network Training

    If you are searching for district network training information, continue to the page listed below.

    District Training

  • Google Workspace Learning Center

    Here you will find video help for all things Google.

    Google Workspace Learning Center

  • Chromebook Academy

    This is a great starting point to get to know your Chromebooks. Please review this as well as any communication that may have been sent out by your CTA. If you need additional help with your Chromebook, please submit a request ticket.

    *Note* Parents cannot submit request tickets to the CTA. You can contact your child's teacher and the teacher can request help for you if it is not an issue they can help you to resolve.

    Chromebook Academy

  • Plano I.S.D. Voicemail Set-Up

    Please continue to the link below for instructions on how to set up your voicemail. Contact me if you need further assistance.

    Voicemail Instructions

  • CTA Request Form for Teachers & Staff

    This link is used for Shepard Teachers and Staff to submit technology-related requests.

    Please make sure you are using the Chrome browser and are signed into your Plano I.S.D. email account to access this form. 

    CTA Request Form for Teachers & Staff

  • Special Announcement Submission Form for Shepard Patriot News

    This link is used for Shepard Teachers and Staff to submit special announcements for Shepard Patriot-News.

    **Last-minute announcements may not get added until the next day. Please submit all announcements by 3:00 pm the day before you want to share them. If a video or photos are to be included, please submit them by 2:00 pm the day prior**

    Please make sure you are using the Chrome browser and are signed into your Plano I.S.D. email account to access this form. 

    Patriot News Special Announcement Form

  • Jokes for the Patriot News

    Please use this form to submit any jokes you would like shared on the Shepard Patriot News

    This form can be used by students and staff!

    If there is no student name, grade level, or teacher, then the joke won't be shared. 

    **Misuse of this form will be reported to the Principal**

    Jokes for the Patriot News

  • Patriot Pat of the Week Winners

    Every week, we select 1 student per grade level that has gone above and beyond for the week to be the Patriot Pat of the Week! They get to come on the Shepard Patriot News, receive a certificate, and get the great deed read on air by a member of our admin team! We do LOTS of cheering for our winners!

    You can click the link below to see some of our past winners. 

    Previous Winners

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Chips + Salsa/Queso
    • Milano Mint Chocolate Cookies
    • Bibigo Steamed Dumplings (these can be found in the frozen section at the grocery store where the Asian meals are)
    • Sweet snacking peppers & Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Original Green Monster
    • Dutch Bros Freedom Reble
    • Dutch Bros Electric Berry Rebel
    • Dutch Bros Hawaiian Rebel
    • Dr. Pepper Cream Soda
    • Original Nerd (at HEB only)

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Vanilla Coke with extra vanilla syrup
    • Cherry Limeade with extra cherry syrup
    • Cherry Slush with extra cherry syrup

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Amazon
    • Walmart
    • DoorDash
    • Dutch Bros

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Dutch Bros
    • Amazon
    • Walmart
    • DoorDash
    • Cinemark
    • Visa
    • Rusty Taco
    • Sushi Shack Plano
    • Box Lunch
    • Madness Comics
    • Movie Trading Co.
    • Etsy
    • Fun.com / HalloweenCostumes.com

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Amazon Gift Card for tech stuff, office stuff, and Patriot-News skits


    • Cooking
    • Video Games
    • Movies with the Family (Cinemark usually)
    • Escape Rooms
    • Board Games
    • Halloween related things
    • Cosplay
    • Comic books
    • Marvel
    • DC
    • True Crime

    T-Shirt Size

    •  Large but XL or XXL for Hoodies/Sweaters

    Favorite Color

    • Pink
    • Red
    • Gold
    • Rose Gold
    • Anything Glittery

    Favorite Scents

    • Vanilla
    • Cookie
    • Cinnamon
    • Coconut
    • Strawberry
    • Watermelon
    • Fall Smells
    • Fruity Island Smells

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • November 13

    Aversions and Allergies

    • Severe allergy to Blueberries
    • Severe allergy to Blackberries
    • Severe allergy to Cantaloup.
    • I do not eat mushrooms or most seafood (love shrimp).
    • I don't drink coffee. I will not use Starbucks gift cards.

    Other Helpful Hints

    Here are some things I love:

    • I like Loto scratch cards
    • Sunflowers
    • Sailor Moon
    • I love My Hero Academia. My favorite is Bakugo, but I also love Todaroki, Deku, Aizowa, and All Might!
    • Supernatural
    • Harry Potter- My house is Gryffindor
    • Umbrella Academy
    • Cobra Kai
    • Marvel - Cinematic Universe and Comic Universe - Favs are Iron Man, Capitan America, Scarlet Witch/Wanda, Spiderman, Thor, and Loki  (I do not like Captain Marvel at all)
    • DC- Cinematic Universe and Comic Universe - Favs are Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batman, Super Girl, and Shazam.
    • Almost anything Halloween related (the season, not the movie)
    • Almost anything True Crime related
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Bailey Sarian
    • I love music. Wish I could go to more concerts!