I graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a degree in cross-categorical special education and regular education. This is my fourth year teaching in the Hartland-Lakeside school district. The last three years I have been teaching at Hartland North in second grade and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy. I love working with all kinds of learners and collaborating with teachers to create the best learning environment for every student.
I grew up right down the road in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and it is great to still be in the area to spend time with my family. I am a huge Wisconsin sports fan- Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. In the fall you will find me most Saturdays at Camp Randall watching the Badgers and in the summer I like to get to as many Brewers games as possible. I love traveling and have been to Australia, Israel, and Japan, as well as various states with family and friends. I have a big heart for animals and if I wasn’t a teacher I would have wanted to become a veterinarian. I have a big, black, fluffy cat named Sirius Black at my house!
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.
I was born in the Bronx, New York City. I Went to college in the Midwest and graduate school in Pennsylvania. I taught art in Brooklyn New York for five years in downtown Milwaukee for four years. Currently this is my fifth year teaching at the Hartland Lakeside School District and still enjoy every moment of it.
I spend every Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday all day teaching half the 3rd and 4th grade classes ,as well as, the entire 5th grade at Hartland South. My motto to all my classes there is to hit the gym running! We only have 30 minutes and we want to use to every minute moving around! Every square of the gym is constantly in use with a variety of challenges for agility, speed, strength, balance, hand/eye coordination, and overall fitness! I expect all kids to be accepted no matter what their physical abilities and/or limitations and to participate fully in all of our activities.
At NSMS I want students to embrace their health and wellbeing and take it with them all throughout their life! To accomplish this, we expose students to life long activities… Archery, Badminton, Inline Skating, Pickle Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Full participation is expected! We even find things do for our injured students so they can feel a connection to their peers and the activity! This year I am focusing on 6th grade only on Monday, Wednesday, and “A” week Friday’s.
My Name is Heidi Kafkas and I am the Secretary at Hartland South and
The Hartland School of Community Learning. I have been with the District for
eight wonderful years. I have enjoyed getting to know all the great families through the years and watching your kids grow up. If I can ever help you with anything, my door is always open!
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.
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.
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!
What I love about teaching is having the opportunity to make music with young adults every day. The musical transformation students make from beginning band to 8th grade band is extraordinary and that, for me, is what keeps reaffirming my love of music.
Mrs. Sundstrom has been the Instrumental Music Director for the Hartland-Lakeside School District for 9 years. Before coming to Hartland, Mrs. Sundstrom taught middle school and high school bands in the Madison area. Mrs. Sundstrom graduated with honors from UW-Eau Claire in May 2003.
The Hartland-Lakeside Band Program offers many musical opportunities for our instrumentalists. There are concert bands in each grade beginning in 5th grade. Our highly esteemed Jazz Band meets before school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instrumental students can also participate in the following events: NSMS Fall Play Pit Band, Breakfast with Santa in December, Solo and Ensemble in March, and the ever popular Spring Festival Trip to Gurnee, IL. The NSMS Jazz Band performs an annual District Tour in the Spring as well as an annual performance at Hartland Music in February. We partner with a number of community members and regional musicians to provide lessons and sectionals for our instrumental students.
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.