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March 27, 2013

Former educators killed in traffic crash

Dennis and Judy Schulte well known in Howard County

Two longtime Howard County educators were killed Monday in Seattle by a suspected drunken driver.

Dennis and Judy Schulte were killed when Mark W. Mullan, 50, of Washington, drove his pickup into a group of pedestrians crossing a street near Eckstein Middle School in northern Seattle, the Seattle Times reported.

The couple’s daughter-in-law, Karina Ulricksen-Schulte, and 10-day-old grandson, Elias, also were struck and critically injured, Jack Broom of the Seattle Times said. The two remained in critical condition Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center.

Judy Schulte, 68, retired as director of guidance at Northwestern High School in 2008 after 19 years, and Dennis, 66, taught math at and retired from Western High School in 2006 after 33 years. Dennis also served as assistant coach for the wrestling squad and football team at Western.

“It doesn’t seem real,” Randy McCracken, superintendent of Western School Corp., said of the tragic news.

“Knowing both Dennis and Judy when I was at Northwestern, that was pretty tough,” he said. “[Dennis] definitely had a way of making kids understand the material.”

Even though they were both recently retired, the Schultes remained involved in their church and volunteered for the Buddy Bag program through Western, McCracken added.

McCracken also said the last time he spoke with the couple they said they were going to Seattle to visit their son, Dan, and his newborn and were considering buying a home in that city.

“Judy was a great individual who inspired a lot of kids to be the best they can be,” Northwestern Superintendent Ryan Snoddy said Tuesday.

“She always had the students’ best interest at heart.”

After retiring, Judy and Dennis volunteered their time for their respective schools and were well known throughout the community.

“They are just great role models for kids, and they will be missed,” Snoddy said.

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