651 East Imperial Drive, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

Staff Members

Edie Pierce

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4th Grade Teacher Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

What I love about teaching is when a student can say, “I didn’t realize how much I learned in your class because I was having so much fun learning it!” or a student can sign a thank you note with the closing, Your favorite student, because I try to make each one believe he/she is

I began teaching in the Hartland-Lakeside School District in 1985.  I joined this district directly after graduation from UW- Oshkosh.  The first 13 years of my career were spent as a special education teacher in 5th and 6th grade followed by transitioning to a general education elementary teacher.  During that time, I earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from UW-Milwaukee.  I have been asked if I get tired of the same grade and I answer with a resounding, “Never!”  I make sure to keep each year filled with new learning and challenges for both myself and my students.

My family and I live in the quaint little town of Lake Mills. It’s an easy commute and you wouldn’t believe all of the great ideas I come up with in my office, I mean car.  I am married to a great guy named Steve.  We both enjoy our terrific, challenging, hilarious, teenager named Luke.  Wrigley (yes, Wrigley Field) is our baby; a furry labradoodle who brings our home great happiness. Other than my family and teaching, my greatest passion is gardening (okay, coffee is right up there).  I love to toil in the soil!  My yard is filled with perennials and I spend hundreds of hours enjoying nature.  I also enjoy our town’s very own Rock Lake for a variety of activities.

What does a day in our classroom look like?

Structured Chaos. Emotional, purposeful discussions. Soft-lit lounge. Snuggled in with a great book. Furiously writing a special moment. Wondering why.  RESPECT is the only rule.  Every day has surprises, while still having the security of a schedule and knowing what to expect. We look out for each other.  We’re a family.


Tracy Pirozzoli

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5th Grade Teacher – Digital Classroom Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

What I love about teaching:

I wake up every morning excited to teach! I love the smiles I see on student’s faces when they learn something new and the curiosity that fills their eyes with wonder when given new opportunities and challenges. Every day is unique, and I feel so fortunate to watch students grow as learners and as individuals. I love having the potential to make a difference in children’s lives.

Bio: I attended Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. I also received my Master’s Degree in Education from Carroll three years ago.  I have taught second and third-grade in Waukesha for seven years. I also taught second-grade at a small school in East Troy for four years.

Ashley Quick

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3rd Grade Digital Classroom Teacher Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6720

Dave Risch

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Principal Hartland South Elementary and Hartland School of Community Learning Home 651 East Imperial Drive Hartland WI 53029 Work Phone: 262-369-6720

Bethany Soderlund

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Food Service Director Work Phone: 262-369-6700

Lisa Strecher

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Special Education Learning Assistant Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

Angela Sundstrom

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Band Teacher North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767

What I love about teaching is having the opportunity to make music with young adults every day. The musical transformation students make from beginning band to 8th grade band is extraordinary and that, for me, is what keeps reaffirming my love of music.

Mrs. Sundstrom has been the Instrumental Music Director for the Hartland-Lakeside School District for 9 years. Before coming to Hartland, Mrs. Sundstrom taught middle school and high school bands in the Madison area. Mrs. Sundstrom graduated with honors from UW-Eau Claire in May 2003.

The Hartland-Lakeside Band Program offers many musical opportunities for our instrumentalists. There are concert bands in each grade beginning in 5th grade. Our highly esteemed Jazz Band meets before school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instrumental students can also participate in the following events: NSMS Fall Play Pit Band, Breakfast with Santa in December, Solo and Ensemble in March, and the ever popular Spring Festival Trip to Gurnee, IL. The NSMS Jazz Band performs an annual District Tour in the Spring as well as an annual performance at Hartland Music in February. We partner with a number of community members and regional musicians to provide lessons and sectionals for our instrumental students.

Barbara A. Volkmann

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4th Grade Teacher Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710
My name is Barb Volkmann and I teach fourth grade! I graduated with a degree in elementary education from UWM  in 1980 and earned a Master’s Degree from UW-LaCrosse in 2004. In addition, I am a Reading Recovery Advocate, a life-long learner and am currently involved with the district science team. I will continue to take classes to improve my craft and look forward to the many new challenges ahead! The best part of being a teacher is to watch the wonder in my students’ eyes when they discover a new skill that they can do!
My teaching experience began in 1980 in the Oak Creek School District as a Title One reading and math teacher. I have also taught in Champaign, Illinois Public Schools as a 5th-6th grade teacher. I have been teaching in the Hartland-Lakeside School District since 1993. I subbed for the district until 1996 when I became a first grade teacher. I taught first grade for eighteen years, one year in second grade and now am in my first year in fourth grade. I am looking forward to a great school year!
I have been married to Brad for 34 years and have three children. My oldest son Matt, 31, is a regional manager for Monster Energy Drink. He currently lives in Pewaukee. Katie, 29, is a senior account supervisor for Catapult Advertising in Minneapolis, MN. She lives there with her husband Matt, who is in sales, and newborn Ben! Ben, 3 months, is of course the cutest grandson in the world! Drew, 25, is a 3rd/4th grade multi-age teacher in the Muskego-Norway School District and is married to Ashley, a speech pathologist in the Greenfield School District. In addition I have a beloved 12 year old white lab named Abby! I am so proud of them all!

Jessica Walter

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Psychologist Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

Heather Whelan

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Guidance Counselor Hartland Lakeside School District Work Phone: (262) 369-6767

This is my 16th year in the Hartland Lakeside School District. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and German. I went on to UW-Oshkosh where I received my Master of Education in School Counseling. In 2013 I attended Cardinal Stritch and obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership.

I live in the Hartland community with my three children who have all gone through the district. I enjoy traveling, reading, shopping and spending time with family.

I really enjoy my role in encouraging all the children to strive for their personal best. I am thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom I so highly regard. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you or your child in any way.

Nicole Zupke

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5th Grade Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

My name is Mrs. Zupke and I am one of the 5th grade teachers. I love teaching, exploring, learning and all of the fun we get to have. I have a degree in Communication and Education. I love to teach reading; in fact, I could teach it all day long! I can’t wait to help students become better readers and expose them to lots of new reading adventures. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and doing lots of outdoor activities throughout the entire year.

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