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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 opportunities. Collaborative 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.
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!!
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.
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.
What I love about teaching first grade is the enthusiasm of the students. First graders have a very unique view of the world. They are extremely observant little human beings, and they notice everything. They are like sponges, soaking up all the stimuli around them, and it is amazing the things they tell me about.
I received my Batchelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I received my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am trained in the areas of Reading Recovery, Ortin-Gillingham multi-sensory phonics, and Leveled Literacy Learning. I am a life-long learner and continue to enroll in University classes to enhance my teaching.
I have taught many years in the Hartland Lakeside District in various areas. My most recent position is first grade. I have been an Interventionist in the areas of Reading/Reading Recovery, Math, and Writing. I also taught second grade. Prior to joining this district I taught in Milwaukee Public Schools for four years teaching both second and third grade
I live in Mukwonago with my husband Jeff and my two children. When I am not teaching I love being with my family.
A Day in Our Classroom
Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers gather together in a circle for ten to fifteen minutes and interact with one another during these purposeful components:
- Greeting Students and teachers greet one another by name and practice offering hospitality.
- Sharing Students share information about important events in their lives. Listeners often offer empathetic comments or ask clarifying questions.
- Group Activity Everyone participates in a brief, lively activity that fosters group cohesion and helps students practice social and academic skills (for example, reciting a poem, dancing, singing, or playing a game that reinforces social or academic skills).
The teacher gives a short lesson on some type of writing skill or strategy.
Student’s develop writing strategies and skills, learn about the writer’s craft, and use writing as a tool for learning and communication. Writing for sustained periods, they explore different genres and formats for a range of purposes and for a variety of audiences.
The teacher gives a short lesson on some type of reading skill or strategy, often focusing on comprehension, fluency, or decoding. Students have the opportunity to practice the skill or strategy during independent reading time in a variety of self-selected and teacher selected texts. Early reading may include reading the text, reading the pictures, retelling the story to a partner. During this time, students develop reading stamina and respond to literature.
Students explore the intricacies of language across multiple genres including literature, informational texts, and poetry. They investigate the meaning and structure of words, and the conventions and forms of written language.
Math Expressions provides a rigorous and challenging math program to our students. This model includes direct instruction to build students understanding of math concepts and computations. Concepts are initially presented concretely, or pictorially and then move to the abstract.
My name is Jodi Janke and I am a Learning Assistant at Hartland North. This is my fourth year in the district. My role is to support teachers and students both in and out of the classroom.
What I love most about teaching is being able to impact and make a difference in my student’s lives each and every day! There is nothing more rewarding than the look in my student’s eyes when it finally clicks!
I earned my bachelors degree from UW-Whitewater with a certification in PreK-6th grade. I also earned my masters degree in teaching and learning at Carroll College University in December of 2008.
I have been married for 9 years to my husband Mike, and have two wonderful children who keep me very busy. Mya is 6 and Nolan is 4. I love being a mom!
In my first grade classroom, I feel that it is important to enhance learning opportunities by providing an environment where students’ love for life and learning are encouraged. It is important to do so by providing a safe, nurturing, positive learning environment where children feel a sense of belonging and community. It is my strong believe that if students are provided with many hands on learning opportunities through exploration, observation, and experimentation, learning with be fun and exciting for all students.