Seven educators beginning at middle, high schools
By Bert Lehman
Seven new middle school and high school teachers greeted students in the School District of New London this week.
Here are New London’s new middle school and high school teachers.
Akey is starting her first year of teaching. Originally from Weyauwega, she attended the University of St. Thomas.
She will teach eighth grade social studies at New London Intermediate/Middle School.
She has a goal of helping each student find success and have fun learning about American history.
When asked what she enjoys about her job, she responded, “Helping each of the students find a way to be passionate about learning.”
Celske comes to the district with 14 years of teaching experience. She said she has taught everything from elementary to college credit CAPP. She comes to the New London School District after teaching in the Winneconne School District.
She grew up in the Milwaukee area and currently resides in Manawa.
Celske received a bachelor’s of science degree from UW-Stevens Point, and a master’s in education from Cardinal Stritch College. She also studied abroard in Spain.
She will teach Spanish 2, 3, and 4 at New London High School, and CAP courses through UW-Green Bay.
“I love seeing a concept click for students,” Celske said. “I also enjoy sharing my passion for Spanish culture and language with students.”
She added, “I would like to work with the other Spanish teachers to create a dynamic and engaging department for the students. I want students to see the value in learning Spanish.”
Galinsky received a degree in agriculture education from UW-Plattville, and student taught in the Freedom School District. This is her first year teaching.
From Waupaca, she’ll teach agriculture and earth science at New London High School.
She said she enjoys seeing the “a-ha” moment of a student who has been struggling and working hard.
Her goal for the year is, “Starting and establishing a good program for students to be excited to be a part of.”
Originally from Sturgeon Bay, Levendusky joins the New London School District with five years of teaching experience. She previously taught pre-K through 12th grade general and choral music in the Rib Lake School District.
In New London she will be in ch
arge of fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir, as well as direct middle school show choir Vocal Motion. She said she enjoys working with students, and seeing them learn, have fun and enjoy music.
Levendusky said her goals are, “To get kids excited about and have fun with music and singing, to get to know my students, and to get to know New London and the area.”
Sabel received a bachelor’s of science degree from UW-Green Bay in human development and psychology. She received her master’s degree in school counseling from Lakeland College.
Originally from Manitowoc, she previously worked in the Southern Door School District as a student counselor for fifth through ninth grade, as well as student council advisor and PBIS internal advisor.
She will be a school counselor at New London High School.
“I enjoy the many roles my job allows me to play in a student’s life such as academic achievement, personal and social, and career development,” Sabel said. “Getting to witness a student’s growth and change within these areas is truly rewarding.”
She has a goal of building a rapport with students, as well as school staff and members of the community.
Schaal grew up in Green Bay and currently resides in Bonduel.
She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater. She also received a master’s degree from Viterbo, and is currently enrolled at UW-Oshkosh in pursuit of a master’s degree in math intervention.
The last 17 years of her 23 year teaching career have been at Bonduel Middle School teaching seventh grade math.
She will teach seventh grade math in the New London School District.
Working with students and helping them be successful is what Schaal enjoys most about her job.
“To aid my students to strive for mathematical exceptionalism,” Schaal said is her goal for the year. “I believe every student can succeed in math. It just takes hard work, dedication and perseverance.”
Weyenberg received her secondary education at UW-Whitewater and Viterbo University.
From 2009 through 2015 she taught art at Neenah Joint School District.
She will teach art, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry at New London High School.
“My favorite part of my job is helping students see their success through the hard work they put into their work,” Weyenberg said.
She added, “I am very excited to meet and get to know my students at the high school.”