New teachers ready for new year
School starts this week in Clintonville
By Bert Lehman
Several new teachers will greet students this week when classes begin in the Clintonville School District.
Here are the new teachers in the Clintonville School District.
For the past five years Cerveny has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching environmental science at the College of Menominee Nation.
Originally from Gresham, she received a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s degree in environmental science at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
In the Clintonville School District she will teach AP Biology and one section of 10th grade biology at the high school.
She said she enjoys working with students to reach their academic goals and seeing them grow academically.
When asked what her goals are for the school year she replied, “To teach the material I need to so that students feel prepared for the AP Bio exam and help them understand the fundamentals of biology.”
Egdorf, a native of Manawa who now resides in Clintonville, received her college degree from UW-Green Bay.
She joins the Clintonville School District after teaching two years at Shawano High School. Edgorf will teach business education at the high school and middle school in Clintonville.
“I enjoy working with students and inspiring them to try new things and grow individually,” she said.
Her goal is to “inspire students to learn about business and personal finance and have fun while learning.”
Harrison received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood from UW-Oshkosh.
Originally from Oshkosh, this will be her first year teaching. She taught “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” during summer school.
She will start her teaching career by teaching third grade at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School in Clintonville.
“I enjoy being able to work with students to gain mastery in different subjects and learn in new and exciting ways,” Harrison said. “Also finding new ways to teach different topics and learn new things myself.”
She said her goal is to “help my students grow socially and academically and learn and grow myself as an educational professional.”
Hailing from Clintonville, Hill attended UW-La Crosse and has spent the past seven years working for the Clintonville School District as a special education PARA and as a library PARA at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School.
This school year she will co-teach fifth and sixth grade math, and fifth grade communication arts at Clintonville Middle School.
When asked what she enjoys about her job, she replied, “connecting with individual children and finding out what gets them excited about school or learning.”
“My goal is to make connections with the students I am supporting, their parents, and the other teachers,” Hill said.
Victoria Le Beau
Le Beau is entering her first year of teaching after attending UW-Stout.
Originally from Appleton, she most recently spent 18 months as a graphic designer at UW-Stout.
In the Clintonville School District Le Beau will teach art for fifth through eighth grade.
She said she enjoys encouraging and challenging her students to see and learn art through multiple perspectives, and providing her students with a positive learning community as a means of expression.
Having her students enjoy learning various forms of art and mediums in a fresh new way is a goal for Le Beau.
Levandoski attended UW Stevens Point and has more than 25 years experience as a library media specialist. She has also served as president of the Tigerton School Board.
She will co-teach fifth and sixth grade math and communication arts at Clintonville Middle School.
A highlight of her job, according to Levandoski, is helping students achieve “aha” moments and to have them become successful.
“I enjoy getting to know the staff, students and families,” she said.
Being a positive influence on students is also important, Levandoski said.
Mencheski comes to the Clintonville School District after teaching for two and a half years in the Bowler School District. She attended college at UW-River Falls.
She is originally from Green Bay.
In Clintonville she will teach several agriculture classes at the high school.
“I enjoy getting to know my students outside of the classroom through leadership activities such as FFA,” Mencheski said.
She added, “My goals for this year include increasing participation in FFA events and to help my students become advocates for agriculture.”
Norton has a degree in family life education from UW-Stevens Point and a degree in special education from St. Mary’s.
Originally from Wausau, Norton has worked as a special education paraprofessional the past three years in the Wausau School District. This will be here first year teaching.
She’ll teach at Clintonville High School, teaching special education, and co-teaching algebra A and B, as well as co-teaching math concepts.
“I enjoy watching students make gains towards their goals,” Norton said.
She added that he hopes to build positive and supportive relationships with her students.
Pinno attended UW-La Crosse where she majored in early childhood-middle childhood education.
From Clintonville, she is entering her first year of teaching.
She will teach kindergarten at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School.
She said she enjoys building positive relationships with families and being able to watch students grow.
“My goal is to fill the kiddos full of wonder and the love for learning so they keep wanting to come back day after day,” Pinno said.
A Clintonville native, Soldner received a bachelor’s degree in human services leadership from UW Oshkosh. He is currently enrolled in the 10 Sped Program to obtain his license in special education.
He will teach third and fourth grade at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School.
Soldner said he enjoys working with the staff and children.
“My goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of children and continue to help make co-teaching a success,” he said.
Strouf is from Winter, and attended UW-Whitewater.
From April through June she served as a long-term substitute for kindergarten at Edgerton Elementary School. This year will be her first year of teaching.
In the Clintonville School District, she’ll teach second grade at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School.
“I enjoy getting to develop strong relationships with my students and seeing the growth from the beginning of the school year to the end,” Strouf said.
She added, “My goal is to have a successful and fun first year of teaching. There is a lot I have to learn and I am looking forward to diving in and growing as a teacher. Another goal I have for myself is to build relationships with not only my second grade team but other colleagues within my building as well as other buildings.”
Tippett, from Buckeye, Arizona, has a bachelor’s degree in cross categorical special education and a master’s degree in K-12 studies.
She has five years of teaching experience in the Pulaski and Green Bay areas.
In Clintonville she will co-teach first and second grade at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School.
Tippett said she enjoys helping students learn in a way that works best for them.
“My goal is to make a positive impact in the school district and community,” she said.