232 North Church Street, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

Staff Members

Susan Allard

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Special Education Director / Special Education Teacher Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6758

My name is Sue Allard and I am the new Director of Special Education.  I have been teaching in the district for the past 19 years, and I am very excited to take on this new role in addition to teaching part time at Hartland North.  I am passionate about our District’s inclusive service delivery model that supports collaboration to meet the needs of all our students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding issues related to special education feel free to contact me. I can be reached at 262-369-6758, or sallard@hartlake.org

Sally Anderson

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

I am a Special Education Aide at Hartland North.   I have been In the Hartland lakeside school district as an aide for 2 years. I have children in the school district as well. I love my Job and all the students I help with as well as the staff I work along with.

Patrice Baker

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Kindergarten Support Aide Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

Kerin Baumann

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Speech Therapist Hartland South Elementary and Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

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.

Jeannette Betker

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Office Manager Hartland North Elementary and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy Work Phone: 262-369-6710

My name is Jeannette Betker.  I have been working in the Hartland-Lakeside School District since 2011, first as a learning assistant and now as school secretary for Hartland North and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy.  I love getting to know all the families and helping out whenever I can.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.  My husband Mike and I have lived in Hartland since we got married, and we have two daughters who are both at the middle school.  We love Hartland-Lakeside!

Bridgett Chartier

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2nd Grade Teacher Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is the look on a child’s face when he or she is so proud of a new achievement.

Welcome! My name is Bridgett Chartier. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master’s degree in Professional Development from Alverno College. I was fortunate to begin my teaching career as a student teacher in a 1st grade classroom at Hartland North. After that, I was hired as a 2nd grade teacher and have loved teaching 2nd graders since 2006! I find so much enjoyment in this grade level because of children’s growing independence at this age and their continual curiosity.

I grew up in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and now live near Milwaukee. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and our dog. We love taking hikes and going to our family cottage near Minocqua, WI. I also enjoy reading, cooking and baking, and decorating our house. The small things in life tend to make me happy!



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Debbie Dempsey

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Work Phone: 262-369-6710

I am Debbie Dempsey and very excited to work at Hartland North. I have taught students with special needs for over 36 years. I started my teaching career in Milwaukee and recently “retired” from the School District of New Berlin. I am now semi-retired and working as a Special Education Learning Assistant.

I am married and have two adult chidden. My son lives in Minneapolis and my daughter lives in Waukesha, I enjoy traveling, gardening and reading. Most of all, I love spending time and having fun with my family and friends.

Caity Eaves

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1st Grade Teacher – Digital Classroom Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is the children’s natural curiosity to keep learning!

Professional Career:
This is my third year in the district but my second year in the first grade digital classroom. In the past few years, I have experienced different grade levels from Kindergarten to 6th grade! I love teaching first grade because of the curiosity, and it is a year where a large amount of growth takes place, and I love inspiring and watching this growth. I graduated from Carroll University with a degree in Elementary Education. My minors were in Early Childhood and Adaptive Education.

Outside of School:
When not working on school related items, I can be found outside. I love the outdoors and being on the lake. Water-skiing used to be a huge passion of mine, and I love to be behind the boat when I can. My dogs are Ellie and Dash. Dash is only 6 months old and growing so fast! We love going to the dog park for walks. On rainy days, I can be found with a good book. Reading is something that I have always loved. (I hope to pass this love on to my students!) Otherwise, I love spending time with my wonderful family and friends.

Day in the Life:
A day in our room may look different depending on when you come in, but there is always learning taking place. We use teamwork skills, listening skills, and community building skills to help us learn academically. This classroom is full of readers, writers, mathematicians, and questioners. Our morning is full of literacy while our afternoons consist of math and science. Sometimes we might even be exploring the world through Skype or other global connections. We of course incorporate fun activities when we can too!

Sara Falci

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Learning Assistant Hartland North Elementary School Home Phone: 262-369-6710
I am glad to join Hartland-Lakeside School District for my second year as a learning assistant after staying home with my children. Previously I taught K4 and K5 at St. Mary’s in Waukesha for 10 years. While teaching I decided to go on to get my Masters in Reading at Cardinal Stritch University. After graduating I was hired at Mukwonago School District where I was a Reading Specialist and taught 1st grade for 5 years before taking time off. I am excited to be back working with children in reading and writing.

Michelle Feierstein

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

Lisa Feldner

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Literacy Coach Hartland North & Hartland South Elementary Schools Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

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.

Bethany Gariepy

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Work Phone: 262-369-6710

My name is Bethany Gariepy. I am a 4K teacher at Hartland North Elementary School. I graduated from Cornerstone University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and later graduated from Ashford University with a degree in Elementary Education. I am certified to teach preschool-sixth grade. This will be my 10th year working in the field of education.

I am passionate about helping young learners explore the world around them through hands-on learning activities, stories, science, and games. It is a privilege to be apart of the early years of their education.

Apart from teaching, I enjoy reading, baking, and nature walks. I live in Hartford with my husband, Chris. In our free time, we love to spend time with our six nieces and one nephew.

Jeff Gottschalk

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Custodian Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 367-6710

Hi!  My name is Jeff Gottschalk, but I am better known as “Mr. G”.  I am the 1st shift custodian at Hartland North and have worked in the Hartland Lakeside School District for 18 years.  I have been fortunate to work with wonderful staff and enjoy interacting the the children and families.  I take pride in keeping the school clean and safe.  When I am not working, I enjoy the great outdoors and spending time with my family.

Kristol Graham

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2nd Grade Teacher – Digital Classroom Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710


I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education grades 1 to 8 from Carroll College. I have participated in an array of professional develpoment provided by the district. Recently, I continued my education, and was trained in Early Literacy Success, through Alverno College.


I subbed in Hartland for a year and half before coming a learning assistant. I was a learning assistant at Hartland North for two and a half years. I taught fourth grade for three years prior to teaching second grade.


As a child I grew up not far from Hartland, in Pewaukee. I currently live in Lisbon with my Husband, and two sons Camren and Jaxson. I have an older brother and a younger sister. In my free time I like to be with my family, go on boat rides on Pewaukee Lake, read, and run.


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Heather Grindatti

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Principal Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6710

Hartland North Primary School is a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community that consists of early childhood, 4K, 5K, first and second grade students.  Our staff is committed to academic excellence for all of our children, while nurturing the development of the whole learner. We accomplish this by providing diverse learning experiences so that all learners reach their full potential as independent, responsible, life long learners and contributing members of a global society.

Our Comprehensive classrooms provide rigorous content in all subject areas, which include identification of individual student strengths and needs using a data driven, goal-setting model. Teachers in these classrooms have defined areas of academic strength and leadership. They often team to share expertise and create learning opportunities that enhance the learning experiences of their students.

The Virtual Parent Program integrates one-to-one iPad technology providing parents with a virtual window into their child’s day and takes the technology to another level. Parents are informed throughout the day regarding student learning, teacher created videos, and parent participation experiences. Personalized learning in an innovative environment where students work collaboratively and creatively learning new skills.

The Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy is a kindergarten through second grade school where students and teachers engage in joint exploration, build a community that embraces a passion for learning, and where students have the opportunity to explore and expand their strengths, talents, and leadership skills.  There is a strong literacy focus integrating theatre and the fine arts for enriched learning experiences.  A uniquemulti-age hybrid environment for extended learning opportunitiesCollaborative inquiry –based learning that challenges and extends critical thinking.  Integrated technology for all students, experiential learningandpersonalized learningattending to individualized learning styles.

Each school and learning environment integrates the common core standards, common district assessments and access to a wide range of technology.  During the 2013-2014 school year, Hartland North and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy will focus on building a strong sense of community across the classrooms, grade levels and building wide.  The first few weeks of school our goal will be to build community, establish school wide expectations and routines and work to start building a strong foundation around character.  We are creating reggio inspired spaces, both inside and out, offering our students more opportunity to explore the world around them and instill a life long love of learning.

We have a strong literacy program using the readers’ and writers’ workshop model within our classrooms.  Our classrooms have strong reading practices with highly trained teachers, that include guided reading, independent reading, reading connected to content areas and writing, small group instruction, conferencing, and other elements of the reader’s and writer’s workshop.  Aside from the core literacy curriculum, we analyze our student achievement data and implement an intervention block for students in kindergarten through second grade.  Hartland North provides relevant and engaging curriculum in the area of math using Math Expressions, as well as, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and library. We are fortunate to have a dedicated, compassionate group of educators that truly recognize the specific needs of every child in the classroom and our students are provided choices to fit their individual learning style.

Aside from a wonderful and caring staff, Hartland North and the Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy have a very supportive and involved parent community.  We welcome you to visit us for a tour of our school.  Hartland North is constantly evolving to better serve the students and families of our school community.

Kathryn Gross

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Library Literacy Learning Assistant Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is the joy of witnessing a child’s growth and being able to do something today that they couldn’t do yesterday.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

Hartland-Lakeside has been my home forever in a variety of roles……primary classroom teacher, reading teacher, Reading Recovery teacher and now as a Learning Assistant.  It is a good place to be!!

Bryan Hagen

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Custodian North Shore Middle School and LIFE Entrepeneurial Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6710

Barbara Harmann

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Kindergarten Teacher – Digital Classroom Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is working with kindergartners who love to learn and have very inquisitive minds about all things in our world.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an area of concentration in Physical Education. I received my Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Aurora University in Illinois. I have continued my education beyond my masters degree with numerous courses and professional development. While at Hartland North I have received training in the Orton- Gillingham multi-sensory phonics method of teaching reading and I have been trained in E.R.E. (Early Reading Empowerment). I have had training as a SMARTBoard trainer also. This past summer I had a week of training in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.

This is my 17th year teaching kindergarten at Hartland North. I have also taught 3rd grade, a 4th/ 5th grade class, and preschool.

My husband and I have a hobby farm in North Lake with many friendly animals. Every fall we have a corn maze and sell pumpkins and fall decorations. We have a daughter that is a C.P.A.

A typical day in our classroom is filled with excitement and a lot of learning about many things. We have class pets, many forms of technology, (1:1 iPads, laptops, SMARTBoard, Apple TV …..), a lot of Global learning experiences with several classrooms around the world. We have a wood working center where the children build amazing wooden projects with many different types of tools. Our technology is infused throughout our day. When we are studying a particular subject we may Skype with an expert in the field. We also create our own Global projects and have other classes around the world join our projects.
Once a month we visit the Hartland Public Library and have an author study and check out books. We also visit the local Senior Center once a month. We read to our senior friends, recite poems, and sing songs. Once a week we have Basset Hound Service Dogs that come and we read with them. We also go exploring in our school woods for some environmental education. There is always something exciting going on in our classroom.

Patty Hasley

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Speech & Language Hartland North and Hartland South Elementary Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

My name is Patty Hasley and I have been with the district for 20 years.  I am currently working under the supervision of the Speech/Language Pathologists as the Speech Therapy Assistant.  I am also certified as a Special Ed Assistant and help out as needed in that area.

Gina Heckman

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

What I love about teaching is seeing the enthusiasm and excitement young children have about learning. I love watching students’ faces in those light bulb moments and listening to their laughter as they explore the world and build friendships. In my classroom we strive to build community. We read, we write, we color. We play, we sing. We learn. We make friends and discover life.

I began teaching in the Hartland/Lakeside School District in the fall of 1992. I’ve taught at Hartland South and Hartland North. I taught 5 years of 3rd grade and the majority of my experience has been in kindergarten. I am guided in my teaching by my strong commitment to provide a positive learning environment where the student’s natural love for life and learning are encouraged and nurtured in order for them to become lifelong learners. Children are truly inspirational reminders of what is most important in life. My husband and I have two daughters and two small dogs. I enjoy taking walks with my dogs and spending time with my family.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 1991 from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood-Grade 6. I received my masters degree in Teaching and Learning from Carroll University in 2009. I have been trained as a Reading Recovery Advocate, trained in Orton Gillingham and trained in the first course of Add+VantageMR (Math Recovery)

The Hartland/Lakeside School District has offered me many educational opportunities in order to further my professional growth as a lifelong learner. I am excited to be a part of a district that is always moving forward and striving for academic excellence. Working in the district has been a very rewarding experience.

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