What I love about teaching is that things change on a daily basis. I love the moments when students get it!
I knew from the age of 7 that I was going to be a teacher and spent the summers playing school. I received my teaching degree from Carroll College and my Masters from UW LaCrosse. I spent 15 years as a substitute teacher while raising my children. I was active as a youth choir director(17 years), Girl Scout Leader(20 years) and a Youth Lay Minister (15 years). I have been an educator in the district since 1997 teaching kindergarten, second grade and now 5th grade. I continue to take classes and am a lifelong learner. I am a certified teacher mentor, a digital classroom teacher and a member of the district Social Justice Team.
My goal for all of my students is to help them to be respectful of others, enjoy learning , advocate for their learning style, connect globally to learn with others, and prepare themselves educationally and socially for middle school and the years beyond.
I graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a degree in cross-categorical special education and regular education. This is my fourth year teaching in the Hartland-Lakeside school district. The last three years I have been teaching at Hartland North in second grade and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy. I love working with all kinds of learners and collaborating with teachers to create the best learning environment for every student.
I grew up right down the road in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and it is great to still be in the area to spend time with my family. I am a huge Wisconsin sports fan- Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. In the fall you will find me most Saturdays at Camp Randall watching the Badgers and in the summer I like to get to as many Brewers games as possible. I love traveling and have been to Australia, Israel, and Japan, as well as various states with family and friends. I have a big heart for animals and if I wasn’t a teacher I would have wanted to become a veterinarian. I have a big, black, fluffy cat named Sirius Black at my house!
I’m Kerin Baumann. I’m one of our Hartland-Lakesides’ Speech and Language Pathologists. I provide speech and language therapy services to students at both Hartland North and Hartland South Elementary Schools. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Communication Science and Disorders program for both my undergraduate and graduate coursework. I have worked in the Hartland-Lakeside School District for over ten years. I’m a busy mom of three amazing kids. We enjoy spending our free time taking our kids to their sporting events and spending time boating, waterskiing, tubing, and vacationing up in Eagle River.
I have been working in the Hartland-Lakeside School District since 1999. I have taught second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education for grades one through nine. I also have earned a Masters of Arts in Education from Viterbo University.
As a parent, I know that you are your child’s first teacher. Together we will work to make their academic experience as positive and successful as it can be. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions that you may have.
What I love about teaching is working with families and watching a child grow and mature over the school year.
My expectations are that children become active participants in their education. Our day starts with a special. After children return we busily get involved in writing, followed by an interactive read aloud. Students then go to recess and lunch. After lunch we dive into math and word work. Students then take a quick break and we immerse ourselves into reading. The day is capped off with social studies, science or engineering.
I was born in the Bronx, New York City. I Went to college in the Midwest and graduate school in Pennsylvania. I taught art in Brooklyn New York for five years in downtown Milwaukee for four years. Currently this is my fifth year teaching at the Hartland Lakeside School District and still enjoy every moment of it.
My name is Mrs. Buchholz and I am one of the 3rd grade teachers! This will be my third year at Hartland South! Each day brings on new and exciting challenges. I am super excited for an amazing year with students! I have a degrees in education, and curriculum and instruction. My favorite subjects to teach are science and social studies. I find it fascinating to learn about different people, places and times. Digging in to a new book is also pretty awesome. I can’t wait to discover new books together with students! Outside of school I enjoy sports and spending time outdoors with my family!
Welcome to our world at Hartland South! I have been teaching in Hartland for 25 years and have had the privilege of working with hundreds of amazing, creative, and talented kids. My motto is “WEIRD IS GOOD!” I believe that we should celebrate our differences and be brave enough to always be ourselves.
I am a huge sports fan. My favorite Wisconsin teams are the Badgers, the Packers, and the Brewers. I love to paddle…either my kayak or my SUP (paddleboard.) My dog, Gracie, rides the paddleboard with me and loves to jump off to swim.
I love to travel and have helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Thailand and Brazil. I have also traveled to Scotland and Ghana to help out in schools there. I have also been a board member of the Hartland Area Food Pantry for 14 years and am impressed with how generous and kind our community is to those less fortunate.
Helping to establish our school forest program with Mrs. Plank, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Marschelak has been an awesome experience. We are very excited to be part of a larger team now that is working on creating an environmental education plan for our district. This plan will enable us to let our students “get out and grow!”
I love watching movies, especially if I have read the book first. My love of movies is the reason that I use a summer blockbuster as my classroom theme every year.
Characteristics of MaterialsThis site will help you understand the properties of matter.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/characteristics_materials.shtml
I spend every Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday all day teaching half the 3rd and 4th grade classes ,as well as, the entire 5th grade at Hartland South. My motto to all my classes there is to hit the gym running! We only have 30 minutes and we want to use to every minute moving around! Every square of the gym is constantly in use with a variety of challenges for agility, speed, strength, balance, hand/eye coordination, and overall fitness! I expect all kids to be accepted no matter what their physical abilities and/or limitations and to participate fully in all of our activities.
At NSMS I want students to embrace their health and wellbeing and take it with them all throughout their life! To accomplish this, we expose students to life long activities… Archery, Badminton, Inline Skating, Pickle Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Full participation is expected! We even find things do for our injured students so they can feel a connection to their peers and the activity! This year I am focusing on 6th grade only on Monday, Wednesday, and “A” week Friday’s.
I have been teaching at Hartland South since 2001 in grades 2, 4, and currently 5th. Before this, I taught 1st and 3rd grade in Kenosha. I live in North Prairie with my husband and two children. Besides teaching in the classroom, I am a math leader in our district, an Educator Effectiveness coach for the district, and am currently taking classes to earn my principal’s and curriculum director’s license.
What I love about teaching is the energy that fills the room when both children and adults are excited about what they are learning. I love having meaningful conversations about books with students and seeing them actually enjoy learning through reading.
I have been an educator since graduating from UW-Parkside in 1991 with degrees in both English and Elementary Education. I taught first and second grade for 13 years in the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District. During that time I received my Masters in Reading from Alverno College which allowed me to obtain both a Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist license. In 2004, I became a Reading Specialist for the School District of Elmbrook where I worked until June of 2014.
As a Literacy Coach, I spend most of my day in classrooms working with teachers and students during their literacy blocks. I support teachers with the implementation of our new balanced literacy initiative by demonstrating and observing lessons, working collaboratively with grade level teams to plan literacy units and lessons, supporting school teams in the collection and analysis of student literacy
achievement data, and providing on-going professional development to the staffs at both North and South Elementary schools.
My Name is Heidi Kafkas and I am the Secretary at Hartland South and
The Hartland School of Community Learning. I have been with the District for
eight wonderful years. I have enjoyed getting to know all the great families through the years and watching your kids grow up. If I can ever help you with anything, my door is always open!
Sue Klopp is the district library media specialist, managing the print and digital library resources at North, South, and North Shore Middle School. She has been in the district since 1990, except for a three year period when she was a youth services librarian at Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex.
Greetings, my name is Mr. Kreif and I am the Elementary Art Teacher here at the Hartland Lakeside School District! I rotate between Hartland North, Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy, and Hartland School of Community Learning. I live in Pewaukee with my wife Aleyna and my little dog, Indie. I enjoy snowboarding, building things out of wood, and going to concerts.
I graduated from the University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and Ceramics with an Art History minor. During my schooling, I studied abroad with my ceramics professor for one month in Peru where I spent time in the Amazon, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. I have also traveled to Norway and I look forward to someday traveling to India. My travels in these countries have inspired me visually through their art and culture.
A lot of what I teach currently is inspired by my childhood and it makes me happy to provide these experiences for my students. When I was growing up, I would visit my grandparents and spend time in the basement woodworking with my Gramps and later go up stairs and work with my Grams using fibrous material to make projects. As a young child, using my imagination to create something real was a powerful experience. I was given the opportunity to explore these tools and processes and they have stuck with me throughout my life. I value the power and independence I can pass down to my young artists. I am really proud of how my students step up to the projects and challenges I present to them and feel lucky to be their teacher.
My name is Michelle Maas and I’ve been a Learning Assistant at Hartland South for the past three years. Prior to this I’ve been a classroom teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools and the Ozaukee School District, as well as teaching for Wisconsin Virtual Learning for five years. My role as a Learning Assistant is to support the full inclusion and growth of all students in the comprehensive classrooms. What I love about teaching is watching the incredible growth students make each year.