232 North Church Street, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

Staff Members

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!

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.

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.

Michele Heinze

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Kindergarten Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

Jahra Juech

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2nd grade Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is taking students on an exciting adventure everyday.

I have been in the teaching world for nine years. I taught 3rd and 5th grade in Georgia. I have been at Hartland North for seven years which I have been a Learning Assistant, long term sub, and a 2nd grade teacher. I am thrilled to be part of the HFALA community.

My time away from school puts me laughing and enjoying time with my son, Jude. We love to go swimming and go to the movie theater. We enjoy spending time with my parents and experiencing new, fun activities on the weekend.

A day in our space, looks respectful and fun. We are a multi-age learning environment that works together, problems solves, and lets students have a voice. We are an understanding community that instills the love for learning in children.

Sue Klopp

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Library Media Specialist Hartland Lakeside School District Work Phone: (262) 369-6767

Sue Klopp is the district library media specialist, managing the print and digital library resources at North, South, and North Shore Middle School. She has been in the district since 1990, except for a three year period when she was a youth services librarian at Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex.

Daniel Kreif

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

Greetings, my name is Mr. Kreif and I am the Elementary Art Teacher here at the Hartland Lakeside School District! I rotate between Hartland North, Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy, and Hartland School of Community Learning. I live in Pewaukee with my wife Aleyna and my little dog, Indie. I enjoy snowboarding, building things out of wood, and going to concerts.

I graduated from the University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and Ceramics with an Art History minor. During my schooling, I studied abroad with my ceramics professor for one month in Peru where I spent time in the Amazon, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. I have also traveled to Norway and I look forward to someday traveling to India. My travels in these countries have inspired me visually through their art and culture.

A lot of what I teach currently is inspired by my childhood and it makes me happy to provide these experiences for my students. When I was growing up, I would visit my grandparents and spend time in the basement woodworking with my Gramps and later go up stairs and work with my Grams using fibrous material to make projects. As a young child, using my imagination to create something real was a powerful experience. I was given the opportunity to explore these tools and processes and they have stuck with me throughout my life. I value the power and independence I can pass down to my young artists. I am really proud of how my students step up to the projects and challenges I present to them and feel lucky to be their teacher.

Donna Linder

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

Hi Hartland North and HFALA families, my name is Donna Linder but your kiddos know me as Ms. L. This is my 3rd school year as a Special Educational Learning Assistant but I’m excited to add 4K wrap around teacher to my afternoons now. I have worked with children for many years in a variety of fields. I have found working with younger children is one of my favorite ages. I enjoy interacting and engaging with your kiddo, providing opportunities for hands on exploration, creativity and socialization. I’m a mom to a 22 year old daughter who is on her own already. I tend to visit her more than she may like but she doesn’t let me know it, which I’m thankful for. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors hiking, walking along with photography. I enjoy music as well as reading and living in the country provides me a quiet environment to relax in.

I’m looking forward to another year of learning right along with your children.

AnnMarie Meissner

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District Nurse Hartland Lakeside School District Work Phone: (262) 369-6720

My name is Ann-Marie Meissner and I am the District Nurse at Hartland North, Hartland South and North Shore Middle School. My nursing degree is from Carroll College (now Carroll University) and I received my National Certification in School Nursing in the spring of 2014. The 2014 – 2015 school year marks my fifth year in the Hartland Lakeside School District.

I have been a fan of the Hartland Lakeside School District ever since my oldest son, Christopher, started 5K here in 1997. Since then my two younger children, Emily and Benjamin, have attended school here as well. I am extremely lucky to now be working with such an awesome group of educators.

I truly enjoy building relationships with students, especially those with long-term health care needs. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to help teach the Human Growth and Development curriculum for the 5th through 8th graders. Every day brings a new adventure!


Ashley Neustifter

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Special Education Teacher Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6710

Kyle O’Rourke

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Physical and Adaptive Education Teacher Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6710

catherine Purdy

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Music Teacher Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6710

Lee Schedler

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Work Phone: 262-369-6710
Hello! I, Lee Schedler, am so thrilled to be part of this superb school!
Graduating from UW-Madison with a K-8 license, I loved teaching Grade 6  ELA for over 15 years in Whitefish Bay. Now that my two children are in college (one at UWM and one at UW-Madison) my husband Matt and I will be moving to Lake Country. Being a member of this outstanding staff at North Elementary, I am eager to facilitate those AHA! moments where students make learning their own. In our free time, Matt and I love to take long walks with our yellow Labrador Luna, read a ton of non-fiction—and (seasonally speaking) in winter, we downhill ski at every opportunity; and in spring, summer and fall we manage our massive vegetable garden. An avid cook, I am eager to try at least one new recipe a week.

Andrea Tarkowski

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Home Phone: 262-369-6710

My family and I came to the Hartland-Lakeside school district in 2014.  Since then, I have slowly become more and more involved in the school.  Not only will I be volunteering at Hartland North for various PTO functions, I am excited to be WORKING at North this year.  If you come or call into the Hartland North office in the afternoons, you will likely be greeted by me.   I have two children in the district, one at North and one at South. We love to attend school functions and help in the school forest when we are not busy playing at home or boating at our cabin.  The fifth member of our family is our dog, Rocco, who likes to chase anything that comes into our yard.  Come on over and give Rocco some fun!

Heather Whelan

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Guidance Counselor Hartland Lakeside School District Work Phone: (262) 369-6767

This is my 16th year in the Hartland Lakeside School District. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and German. I went on to UW-Oshkosh where I received my Master of Education in School Counseling. In 2013 I attended Cardinal Stritch and obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership.

I live in the Hartland community with my three children who have all gone through the district. I enjoy traveling, reading, shopping and spending time with family.

I really enjoy my role in encouraging all the children to strive for their personal best. I am thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom I so highly regard. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you or your child in any way.

Gail Willey

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

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!!

Logan Wilson

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Food Service Director Work Phone: 262-369-6700

Ellen Young

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1st grade Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy Work Phone: (262) 369-6710

What I love about teaching is the journey I am part of with each one of my students. Every child comes with different passions and interests, strengths, and backgrounds. I love being part of cultivating a community of learners who support and care for one another!

I have been part of the Hartland-Lakeside district for three years, beginning first as a student teacher at Hartland School of Community Learning (HSCL), before going on to be a Special Education Learning Assistant for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. The opportunity for Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy (HFALA) has been an incredible gift. We laugh and learn every day and our kids do, too!

Outside of school I am a wife to my best friend, Chris. We recently bought our first house in Oconomowoc and feel happy to live closer to our families. Together we love to take hikes with our dog Sullivan, attempt new food dishes, and remodel our kitchen. (Okay, the last one is a stretch…)

A day in our HFALA space is joyful and “buzzing!” Along with my HFALA team, we facilitate a community learners who can communicate, problem-solve, and persevere both socially and academically, and have a voice among their peers. The love of learning starts early and I feel passionate about igniting this in each one of my students!