Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School
Since her graduation from OHS in 1966, Janice Tait Schultz has dedicated nearly four decades of her life to the field of education. During the past 39 years, she has worked as an elementary school teacher, elementary school principal, curriculum coordinator, assistant superintendent of educational services, reading specialist, school improvement coordinator, associate superintendent, and most recently superintendent of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. As a Pirate, her involvement in OHS student government and senior class council led her to the University of Southern California where she completed her Master’s of Science Education degree in 1971. As her career continued to flourish, Janice used the motivation from her role as school improvement coordinator to earn her Doctorate of Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, where she would eventually serve as an adjunct professor. Her career as an educator has taken her far beyond the walls of a classroom and the duties of the various administrative posts she has held. Her diverse background has benefited many community groups, professional committees and service organizations. Janice has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Fallbrook, and as President of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook. Her expertise in the field of education has led her to the speaker’s podium at a variety of professional forums. For Janice, the one constant throughout her career has been her love for remaining directly involved with the students she served, no matter her position. While superintendent in Fallbrook, she spent her Friday afternoons teaching art to students in the Santa Margarita Academy, a school for students going through difficult and challenging times in the mainstream school setting. Her education career culminated the way it started: with a deep commitment to making a difference in the life of every student she served.