Teaching was life’s work for educator, philanthropist Jack Schreder

Jack Schreder, a noted Shasta County educator for more than six decades, a former county superintendent of schools and the namesake of Redding’s Schreder Planetarium, has died.

Schreder passed away on Sunday surrounded by his loved ones, said his wife, Redding Councilwoman Kristen Schreder.

He was 88.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Riverview Golf and Country Club in Redding, 4200 Bechelli Lane.

A Michigan native, Schreder moved to Redding in 1967 to become the first principal of Nova High School, a pioneering ninth-grade-only public school that operated as part of the Shasta Union High School District from 1967 until 1991.

Following their freshman year at Nova, all 1,000 students returned to their geographical high schools to complete the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

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