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Dana Asmuth

Director of Advancement

BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MBA, Harvard Business School

Mark Brooks

Head of School

JD, Loyola Law School
AB, University Of Southern California-Los Angeles

Aleksandra Drabik

Director of Finance & Operations

BS, Robert Morris University
MS, Northern Illinois University

Anne Gravel

Athletic Director, Physical Education Department Chair

BA, Dickinson College
MA, Columbia University

Bobbie Jean Huerth

Director of Enrollment Management

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Peter Locke

Head of High School

MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."

—STEVEN WRIGHT

Alexander López-Barton

Interim Head of Middle School

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MEd, Framingham State
MEd, Lehigh University

Kristina Luedtke

Head of Lower School

BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Megan Thornburgh

Head of Early Childhood Education & Director of Student Services

BA, UW-Madison
MA, Edgewood College

Linda Tyranski

Dean of Students, Middle & High School

BA, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
MSEd, Eastern Illinois University

 

"Some things are best learned in calm, some in storm."
—Willa Cather

All Departments

Samantha
Samantha Allen

SEL Specialist
BS, University of TX at Austin
MS, Northwestern University

Diane Angelucci

School Secretary

 

"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

—MICHAEL JOHN BOBAK

 
Ana Banomera

Middle & High School Spanish
World Languages Department Chair

 

BA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
BA, Kalamazoo College
MS, Boston University

 

"Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar. Traveler, there is no path. The path must be forged as you walk."

—ANTONIO MACHADO 

Logan Beatty

Educational Assistant

BS, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

"The answer cannot be found in the writing of others."

Kristine Bengtson

Middle School Music

BFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MM, University of South Florida–Tampa
MM, Temple University-Philadelphia
DMA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary"

—MARTIN LUTHER 

Megan Bennett

Advancement Projects Coordinator

BS, Western Michigan University

 

"Treat people with kindness."
—Harry Styles

Holly Bobula

Web & Graphic Designer

BM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MM, Wichita State University

Patty Breun

High School Japanese

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Pay attention to the details along the way, but in the end it's all about the big picture."

Stephanie Burgess

LS Homeroom

BS, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
BS, Bemidji State University

“To every child—I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy.”
—Malala Yousafzai

 
Katy Carlson

Educational Assistant

BS, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."

—HENRY FORD 

Allison Chanson

Director of Auxiliary Programs  

BA, Beijing Sport University
MS, Indiana University

 

"From small beginnings come great things." 

Mark Childs

MYP, DP and IB Coordinator

BA, Monmouth College
MA, University of Maryland

 

"Simple design, intense content."

—EDWARD TUFTE 

Cathleen
Cathleen Childs

IB Math

BS, University of British Columbia
BEd, University of British Columbia

Drew Ciancia

Middle & High School History

BS, Cornell University
MA, University of Michigan
MA, University College London
JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

 

"Nature gave us two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak."

—EPICTETUS

ConradRuby
Ruby Conrad

Lower School Spanish

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Eric Cooke

Physical Education

BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

 

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."

 

Sergio Cotton

Middle School Spanish

BA, University of New Mexico
MA, University of New Mexico

Katherine Dalland

Language Arts Department Chair; Middle School Humanities

BA, Westmont College
MA, George Mason University

 

"Words are not only meaning, but music and magic and power."

—FREDERICK BEUCHNER

 
Danna Derksen

Educational Assistant

AID, Madison College

Allison Dickman

Middle & High School Math

MEd, University of Wisconsin-Stout
BS, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

"Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow."

-ANTHONY D'ANGELO

 
 
Amber Dolphin

Middle & High School Music: Orchestra

BA, Luther College
MM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 
Jake Eaton

Middle School Science

BA, Carleton College
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Leap in, get stuck, push through."

 
 
Megan Ederer

School Secretary

BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Emma Everitt

Educational Assistant

BA, Luther College

Elizabeth Everitt

Health Office Assistant

BA, Macalester College

 

 

 
 
Mackenzie Fandre

MS Art

BS, University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
—Henry David Thoreau

Rachel Fleming

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

ALA, Madison College

 

"The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it."

—PEARL S. BUCK

 
Allison Geisler

Lower School Reading Specialist

BS, Arizona State University

 
 
Emily Glick

Theatre Director

BFA, University of Michigan

Casey
Casey Green

Coach
BA, The College of Wooster
MS, Michigan State University

Bailee Greer

Middle & High School Mathematics

BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

 
 
Anne Gustafson

Lower School Art

BA, Lawrence University
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up."

‚—PABLO PICASSO

 
 
Beth Hall

First Grade

BS, Edgewood College
MA, Cardinal Stritch University

 

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." 

—ANTOINE DE ST EXUPERY, THE LITTLE PRINCE

Tiffany Hanna

School Nurse

BS, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

 

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." 

—ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Minette Harris

Student Services

BEd, College of Agriculture Science And Education
MEd, Walden University

 
 
Molly Herdrich

Second Grade

BA, University of Iowa
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Live life in crescendo."

—STEPHEN R. COVEY

 
 
Patricia Jaume

Middle & High School Spanish

BA, Instituto Nacional del Profesorado

 

"So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

—JORGE LUIS BORGES

Angela Jimenez

HS Spanish

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MEd, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

"If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."
—Maya Angelou

Heather
Heather Jones

Development & Social Media Manager

BA, Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame

 
 
 
Ben Kasten

High School History

BA, Bowdoin College
MA, University of London
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katie Klitzke

MS Science

BS, DePauw University

 

"A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know you are wrong."
—Neil deGrasse Tyson

Matt Koehler

Director of College Counseling

MS, Austin Peay State University

 

"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind."

—MAHATMA GANDHI 

Michelle Kramer

High School Science

BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Mississippi State University

 

"Stay curious!"

Chris LaMaster

MYP Design

BA, Western Kentucky University
MA, Aurora University

 

"Enjoy every sandwich."
—Warren Zevon

Rachael Lancor

Research Program Coordinator

BA, Hamilton College
MS, University of Rochester
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination."

—JONAH LEHRER

Dominick LaPorte

Auxillary/Health Office

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julia Larson

School Counselor

MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." 

Sarah Locke

LS Music

BA, Azusa Pacific University
MA, Columbia University

“Try to love the questions themselves[…]”
—Rainer Maria Rilke 

Zoe Lolis

Fourth Grade

BS, Northeastern University
MA, Northeastern University

 

"Never underestimate the value of just being you!"

 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Long

Second Grade

BS University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

"And although you never know all the steps, you must learn to join the dance."

—STEPHAN SCHWARTZ

Sheillah Lupao

IB English

BEd, University of Nairobi
MFA, Middlebury Bread Loaf

 

"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly."

 
Bonnie Manley

Event Logistics/Photography

 

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

Mary McDonald

LS Homeroom

BEd, University of Edinburgh

Mina Morichika

J-Leap Exchange Teacher

BA, Matsuyama University, Matsuyama, Japan

 

"Where there is a will, there is a way."

Shira Moyer

Communications Strategist

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Try new things!"

Raymond Nall

High School Science

MEd, Michigan State University

 

"Question what you know. Care for those less fortunate. Always ask questions and never stop learning."

Uyen Nguyen

Fourth Grade

BA, Hendrix College
MEd, University of Arkansas

 

"Children are the living messages that we send into a time that we will not see."

—JFK

Maheen Ott

Third Grade

BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

 

"When you doubt your power you give power to your doubt."

Shelley Petzold

Lower School Science

BS, Valparaiso University
MS, University of Maryland

 

"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known."

-CARL SAGAN

Karla Rempe

History Department Chair; Middle School History & English

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Chapman University

 

"This is your world. Shape it or someone else will."

Kimberly Rhodes

Pre-K Teacher

BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MEd, Northern Illinois University

 

"The expert in anything was once a beginner."

Laura Romeyn

High School English

MFA, Columbia University
BA, St. Olaf College

Nate Ruhter

Director of Technology & Innovation

BA, Valparaiso University
MEd, Endicott College, Switzerland

Danika Rzentkowski

Lower School Music

BS, Edgewood College

 

"You learn by making mistakes! Never give up."

Rattanjit Sachdeva

Educational Assistant

BA, BBK DAV College, India

 

"Always believe yourself that you can do it."

Jon Schipper

Middle & High School Music: Band

BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Practice like you've never won, and perform like you've never lost."

—BERNARD ASUNCION

Colleen Schmidt

Assistant to the Head of School

BS, Edgewood College
MEd, Viterbo University

Bethany Schmidt

Lower School Physical Education

BS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

 

"Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it."

Bethany Schultz

Middle & High School Music

BM, Arizona State University
MM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake—you can't learn anything from being perfect."

—ADAM OSBORNE

Roger Seaver

Director of Facilities

JBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

Elizabeth Sims

Educational Assistant

BA, Valparaiso University
MA, Roosevelt University

Margaret Stansfield

Middle & High School Music Department Chair; Middle & High School Music: Choir

BA, Luther College

 

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."

—JOSEPH CHILTON PEARCE

Galen Steig

High School Math

BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

"Like the Zen approach to archery or anything else, you identify the goal and then forget about it and focus on the process"

—YVON CHOUINARD

Hilary Stein

Business Office Coordinator

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

—HELEN KELLER

Micah Swesey

MS Humanities

BA, Luther College

 

"Knowledge is power."
—Francis Bacon

Julia Taylor

Art Department Chair; High School Art

BA, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
MA, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Learning never exhausts the mind."

—LEONARDO DA VINCI

Makena Tenpenny

MS Humanities

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”
—Albus Dumbledore

Paige Thao

Educational Assistant

BA, Wartburg College

 

"Sometimes it takes only one song to bring back a thousand memories."

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Ryan Trost

Facilities Assistant

 

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

Ellie Tyranski

Educational Assistant

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kayla Van Eperen

Middle School Math

BA, Marquette University

 

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"

-ALBERT EINSTEIN

Kristin Warner

Lower School Music

BME, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

 

"Never, ever, ever, ever give up."

-WINSTON CHURCHILL

Karen Weatherwax

Educational Assistant

BA, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
BS, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Shannon Whitmus

Kindergarten

BS, Edgewood College

 

"Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create, and hearts to love!"

Tara Williams

IB Biology

BA, Wake Forest University
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity."

—MAE JEMISON
Kayla Witte

Kindergarten

BS, Drake University
MA, Viterbo University

 

"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."

—CONFUCIUS