What I love about teaching is making a difference in somebody’s day/life. Each and every student has such a unique background with their own amazing personality. I love connecting with the students and hopefully making a difference in the way they think, act, involve themselves, etc…
I graduated from UW-LaCrosse in 2005 with a teaching degree (1-8) and a science emphasis. While teaching, I then returned to Carroll University and graduated with my Master’s in Teaching and Learning in 2008. I taught for one year in Arizona, then returned home and have been in 6th grade science at North Shore Middle School since 2006.
In my class, we have a curriculum, IQWST, which is based on discovery. Students learn scientific principles and science/literacy/math standards through activities, labs, and exploration. I hold very high expectations for my students insisting that they are professional 6th grade scientists and how they write in Comm Arts is how they write for me. We learn how to pull information from our reading, how to respond and solve problems, as well as the “rules” of science. We cover a unit on Physical Science (light and sight), Chemistry (odors), Life Science (creatures), and Earth Science (how water shapes our Earth). Throughout all science classes at the middle school, they will learn how to respond as scientists to our Claim/Evidence/Reasoning format for report writing. Each year the expectations for the reports get higher as we prepare them for high school.
Hello, My name is Gail Willey and I am a Learning Assistant at Hartland North. This is my fourth year in the district. My role is to provide reading intervention to students. I have been teaching for over 35 years as a special education teacher, program support teacher and 1st grade teacher. I have a terrific love for teaching reading, especially in the primary grades. I love the philosophy of Hartland Lakeside and working with such amazing staff, parents and students. So I guess you could say I have my dream job!!
What I love about teaching is the opportunity to take my students to a new level of learning math – making it real and meaningful!
I love teaching math at North Shore Middle School. Prior to North Shore, I taught grades seven and eight mathematics in Maryland. I obtained my undergraduate Education degree in 2006 and received my Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching from Drexel University in 2010. My family grew in 2012 with the birth of my son.
In my classroom students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to dive into great math conversations. Homework is assigned on MOST school nights and small group participation is a must in my class. Students are working with their peers on a daily basis to delve into the following math topics: The Number System, Proportional Reasoning, Expressions & Equations, Probability & Statistics, and Geometry. Students are actively engaged in their learning while I facilitate the conversations and then summarize their understanding to the whole class. Math is no longer a “sit and get” classroom – students are talking, analyzing, justifying, and learning at a much deeper level than ever before!
I teach 7th and 8th grade Spanish at North Shore. I began teaching in 1998 at Cedarburg High School and joined the staff at North Shore in 2004.
I graduated in 1998 with degrees in Spanish and English as a Second Language from UW-Milwaukee. In 2003, I earned a Master of Arts in History from UW-Eau Claire. My studies focused on the history of Latin America and Spain and also included coursework in Spanish. I have since completed more than 30 graduate credits on topics related to general, international, and technology education.
Participating in continuing education is important to me, as I am constantly looking for ways to improve my instruction and provide a rich learning environment for my students. I strive to support my students’ social and educational growth by providing them with interactive learning experiences to develop their ability to communicate with others in Spanish.
I love traveling in and have been to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss the Spanish program at North Shore Middle School.
What I love about teaching is no two days are the same! Every child adds something special and is so excited about learning. I have been with Hartland-Lakeside School District for 9 years as a parent and an employee. I have worked during the summer school sessions and in the Special Education Department. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Cross- Categorical Special Education at UW-Whitewater.
I have lived in Hartland for 15 years. My twin daughters are in 7th grade at North Shore Middle School and love going to school everyday. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, biking and downhill skiing.
My name is Mrs. Zupke and I am one of the 5th grade teachers. I love teaching, exploring, learning and all of the fun we get to have. I have a degree in Communication and Education. I love to teach reading; in fact, I could teach it all day long! I can’t wait to help students become better readers and expose them to lots of new reading adventures. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and doing lots of outdoor activities throughout the entire year.