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Department Name

Faculty/Staff Directory

Brian Akey

SPECIAL ED PARA

Laurel Allen

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Victoria Allen

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Karon Anderson

SPECIAL ED PARA

Melanie Anderson

TITLE 1 READING

Ms. Anderson's Website I received my bachelor's degree from Winona State University in elementary education in 2002.  I received my reading certification from St...

Linda Bangtson

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO SECONDAY PRINCIPAL

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Dena Banse

2nd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Banse's Website I am one of the second grade teachers here in La Crescent. I was hired in 2015 and love this community. In previous years I was the Title 1 Teacher fo...

Alison Baudek

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART TEACHER

Ms. Baudek's Website I currently teach K-4 grade Art at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Wis...

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Pam Baumgartner

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

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Hilary Bernsdorf

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Ms. Bernsdorf's Website Hello! I work with students in the district who are in preschool through third grade. My career in La Crescent started in 2009 after working four ...

Deb Best

NURSE

Ms. Best's Website

Judy Bissen

Discovery Preschool 4K Teacher/ECFE Child Teacher

Barb Bjornstad

MUSIC TEACHER

Ms. Bjornstad's Website I am the General Music teacher here in La Crescent for students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. I began teaching in La Crescent in the fall of 199...

Emma Blank

MEDIA CENTER PARA

Amy Brinkman

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Ms. Brinkman's Website

Tasha Carney

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Margaret Cassidy

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

MS. Cassidy's Bio:  I teach kindergarten through fourth grade children who have various special education needs.  These needs may include the core academic area...

Erik Chapman

BAND TEACHER

Mr. Chapman's Website  

Jim Clark

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Graduate of Winona State, I've been in education since 1997, I have been coaching since 1987.

Logan Colby

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

Mr. Colby's Website I teach sixth grade math and fifth/sixth grade language arts. I also teach an extra math class during Lancer Time. After school, I have a sixth grade ...

Jeff Conway

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Mr. Conway's Website

Theresa Coogan

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

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Jeffrey Copp

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

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Michelle Craig

SPECIAL ED PARA

Colleen Cushman

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Kim Czechowicz

SPECIAL ED SECRETARY

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Erin Dammen

4th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Dammen's Website I currently teach at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary.  I have taught in this district since 2006.  Previous to that I taught in the Winona Pub...

Carl Ekern

PHYISICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Troy Ellis

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

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Jackie Elstad

4th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Elstad's Website I started my teaching career in 1997 as a 6th grade teacher here in La Crescent. I currently teach 4th grade. Prior to becoming a teacher I was a Rec...

Darla Eppen

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Shari Erdmann

7th GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS/RTI READING 5-6

Ms. Erdmann's Website

Cathy Erickson

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Ms. Erickson's Website  

Daniel Esser

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

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Paul Fitts

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

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Josh Forman

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Mr. Forman's Website

Robyne Fritz

3rd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Fritz's Website I teach third grade students. I have taught all grades 1-6 during my 24 year teaching career. Watching children grow as learners and citizens is ...

Nicole Garbers

SOCIAL WORKER

Ms. Garber's Website

Jane Goetzinger

2nd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Goetzinger's Website Mrs. Goetzinger began teaching in La Crescent in 1996. She earned an MA in Education at Viterbo University in 1999. Other professional experience...

MaryAnn Graf

ELEMENTARY SECRETARY

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Tara Grattan

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Nicole Greener

HS ART TEACHER

Ms. Greener's Website I earned my undergraduate degree, a BA in Art Education PreK-12, at Viterbo University. I stayed local for my Masters in Education and Professional ...

Cindy Gross

SPECIAL ED PARA

Cheryl Guillien

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL

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Patty Gurholt

7th/8th GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms. Gurholt's Website

Rebecca Haack

SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms. Haack's Website I teach 9th grade physical science and 10th grade biology and coordinate the Lancer LEGO League program and coach my daughter's LEGO team. I'v...

Jennifer Haffner

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Jan Hammell

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Hammell's Website

Pamela Harlos

FOOD SERVICE

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Shawn Harper

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Mr. Harper's Website

Frank Hass

CUSTODIAN

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Danita Hazel

MATH TEACHER

Ms. Hazel's Website I started teaching in 2012 after completing my student teaching experience in La Crescent as well. My bachelor's degree was obtained through Winon...

Arlene Holland

BUS ASSISTANT/PARA

Cassie Holland

SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE STAFF - FT

Martha Hollenbeck

SPANISH TEACHER

Ms. Hollenbeck's Website BA/MA University of Wisconsin - La Crosse HS Spanish Teacher / Senior Class Advisor 2005-present

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Julie Ingram

HEALTH ASSISTANT

Kris Jergenson

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Margaret Johnnson

FOOD SERVICE

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Chris Johnson

ASSISTANT COOK MANAGER

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Nicole Johnson

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Johnson's Website I teach sixth grade social studies and fifth/sixth grade language arts. I also teach an extra reading class during Lancer Time. After school, I coac...

Casey Jorgenson

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

I currently teach Kindergarten at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University in 2003.  After spending ...

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Allison Kaatz

MATH TEACHER

Ms. Kaatz's Website I teach Pre-Calculus and College Pre-Calculus. College Pre-Calculus is a course available to students through the College Now program at Southwest Min...

Samantha Kaiser

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

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Abby Kemp

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Ms. Kemp's Website Abby Kemp, High School Counselor, My name is Mrs. Abby Kemp and I am the School Counselor here at La Crescent High School. I am thrilled to be a part o...

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Leigha Klunder

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Merry Kocar

ELEMENTARY ADSIS TEACHER

Website I teach reading interventions and strategies to students in grades 2 through 4.  I also work with students needing behavioral supports, interventions, and strate...

Craig Kowal

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Mr. Kowal's Website I have taught physical education in the La Crescent-Hokah School District for 15 years. My wife Heather and I have four children: Cailie is age 14, Ma...

Peggy Kreutzman

High School Science Teacher

Ms. Kreutzman's Website   I started teaching in LaCrescent in 1997 after teaching 4 years in Worthington.  I have taught a variety of science classes ranging...

Lisa Kroner

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Began teaching in the La Crescent-Hokah School District in 1988 as a part of the Early Childhood Family Education program. During my ten years in ECFE, I held the positions of E...

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Dave Kubicek

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

I teach fifth grade social studies and fifth/sixth grade language arts. I also teach an extra reading class during Lancer Time. After school, I work in the After School Study Pr...

Trudi Lahr

1st GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Lahr's Website I began working at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School in 2007 as an RTI reading specialist in a K-3 program.  The following year I changed roles ...

John Lambert

DISTRICT CHIEF ENGINEER

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Dee Lenser

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Jean Lensing

ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL CUSTODIAN

Joseph Libera

SPECIAL ED PARA

Kristine Lieser-Hager

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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Jason Ludwigson

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONIST

Mr. Ludwigson's Website  

Celeste Mader

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

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Gretchen Mallicoat

ADMIN ASST TO SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD

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Scott Martin

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

Mr. Martin's Website  

Lisa Massman

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Ms. Massman's Website Hello, I am the Middle School Counselor, I have worked here at the Middle School since 2009, but I have worked in the district since 2000.  I s...

Lisa Mathson

KIDS CO COORDINATOR

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Lisa Mathson

Kids' Company Coordinator

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Kathy McCulloch

SPECIAL ED PARA

Gabriel McDowell

SPECIAL ED PARA

Kathy Melbostad

SPECIAL ED PARA

Kelly Meyer

SPECIAL ED PARA

Beth Miller

Discovery Preschool 3K Teacher

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Nancy Miller

4th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Miller's Website I  began my teaching career in 1996 at LaCrescent-Hokah Elementary School. I have taught 3rd grade through 6th grade over my 21 year career. &nb...

Mark Moulton

8th GRADE MATH TEACHER

Mr. Moulton's Website I have been teaching the La Crescent-Hokah School District since 2007.  I have taught at the High School, Middle School and am the coach of the...

Lisa Nies

Special Education Paraprofessional

Melissa Oldenburg

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Leah Olson

1st GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Olson's Website

Peter Orr

GROUNDSKEEPER/CUST.

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Kathryn Pearce

High School Social Studies Teacher

Hello Students and Parents! My name is Ms. Pearce and I am the new long-term substitute teacher in the Social Studies department. I am teaching both 9th g...

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Jodi Petersen

SPANISH TEACHER

Ms. Petersen's Website  

Jon-Paul Piche

PHYISICAL EDUCATION/SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Mr. Piche's Website  

Stephanie Pierce

Payroll/Benefits & Human Resources

Deb Prath-Schute

FOOD SERVICE

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Sandra Pyatt

SPECIAL ED PARA

Gail Quarberg

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Ms. Quarberg's Website Employed by Hiawatha Valley Education District since 1991, serving the  La Crescent-Hokah School District since 1995.   Earned a Bac...

Kris Ranzenberger

Head Start Family Engagement Paraprofessional

Carol Rask

ASSISTANT FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

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Janet Redman

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Cyndy Reichgelt

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Reichgelt's Website  

Jonathan Rein

8th GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Mr. Rein's Website Hello, I am an  8th Grade English Teacher. I am originally from a large suburb of Chicago, where I went to Glenbard North High School. Upon g...

Janet Reuteler

SPECIAL ED PARA

Sarah Riess

3rd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Riess's Website Currently, I teach 3rd grade at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School. I have taught in La Crescent since 2000. My first 11 years in the district, I tau...

Dana Riniker

Operations/Accounting Manager

Astri Runningen

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Kari Rusert

4th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Rusert's Website I currently teach at the La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School. I have taught in the district since 1993, and I have spent my career at both the elemen...

Kristine Sandy

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Ms. Sandy's Website

Colleen Schiebel

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Brittany Schilla

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Ms. Schilla's Website  

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Paige Schoepel

MN Reading Corps Literacy Tutor

I have a Psychology degree and a Masters in Special Education. I began teaching in 1993 in North Carolina. I moved to Bemidji MN in 2004 when my oldest child was 6 months old an...

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Karn Schwartzhoff

Early Childhood Coordinator/Parent Educator/3K Teacher

Wendy Scott

3rd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Scott's Website

Emily Sebo

3rd GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Sebo's Website I teach third grade with an amazing team of teachers.  We work closely together to provide students with the best learning environment we can crea...

Laura Selke

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Maseray Severn

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

Ms. Severn's Website Hello, I am one of two Speech Language Pathologists for the La Crescent Hokah School District. I provide services for preschool through 12th grade th...

Kathleen Shaw

HEALTH ASSISTANT

Barb Sheehan

SPECIAL ED PARA

Kimberly Sheehan

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Vicki Shimshak

FOOD SERVICE

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Jason Shippy

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Mr. Shippy's Website I graduated from Southwest State University in 1996 with a degree in elementary education and finished my 7-12 social studies licensure in 1997. I al...

Rebecca Siegersma

5th/6th GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Siegersma's Website  

Suzanne Sivertson

ART TEACHER

Ms. Sivertson's Website  

Cassie Sjoberg

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Cassie Sjoberg

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Jessica Skeleton

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Steve Smith

SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Mr. Smith's Website  

Claire Stanek

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Jon Steffes

2nd GRADE TEACHER

Mr. Steffes's Website I started teaching at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary in 1999. I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. Most of my time has been spent in the...

Jesse Stoikes

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Mr. Stoikes's Website

David Stoos

SOCIAL WORKER

Mr. Stoos's Website  

Machelle Storlie

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA PROFESSIONAL

Pushpa Sudhakaran

TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR/NETWORK MANAGER

Technology Department Website Hello, I have two Master's degrees. One is in Zoology with a specialization in cytology and cytogenetics from Central College, Banga...

Heidi Swerman

VOCAL MUSIC

Ms. Swerman's Website Middle School Choir Director/High School Choir Director Bachelor of Science in Music Education from UW-Platteville

Beth Theede

COMMUNITY ED DIRECTOR

Tammy Thesing

SECRETARY TO GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

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Susan Thiede

Math Support K-4

I spent many years as a classroom teacher and enjoyed educating many of La Crescent's fine citizens. In 2009 I left the district for a few years and taught at both Saint Mar...

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Deb Tornow

MEDIA CENTER PARA

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Kristi Traxler

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

Ms. Traxler's Website My husband and I have lived in the La Crescent area for many years and our children, who are now grown, were products of La Crescent/Hokah school di...

Deb Trynowski

1st GRADE TEACHER

Ms. Trynowski's Website  

Tena Valiska

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Welcome! My name is Tena Valiska, and I teach in Kindergarten at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from Winona State University, and my Ma...

Gayle VandeBerg

MUSIC TEACHER

Ms. VandeBerg's Website My name is Gayle VandeBerg and I have taught in the LaCrescent school district for more than 20 years.  I started full time in the elementary...

Lynn Verthein

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Ms. Verthein's Website I teach Special Education grades K-4 in the elementary school. Direct Instruction in math and reading is my goal. Social Skills are also an importa...

Ryan Vinzant

HEALTH/PE TEACHER

Mr. Vinzant's Website  

Jennifer Von Arx

BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHER

Ms. Von Arx's Website I teach middle school and high school business and Math classes.  I'm married to my husband, Mike Von Arx, and together have two childre...

Lisa Von Arx

SPECIAL ED PARA

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Rochelle Welke

Special Education Paraprofessional

Terri Williams

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

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Alex Wilson

Discovery Preschool Education Assistant

Bernadette Windschitl

COMMUNITY ED SECRETARY

Bernie Windschitl

Community Ed Registration Secretary

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Donna Wojciechowski

High School Science Teacher

Ms. Wojciechowski's Website I am honored to be a teacher of Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry and College Chemistry at La Crescent High School.  I have a BS in Ch...

Catie Wold

Discovery Preschool 4K Teacher

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Jay Woller

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Mr. Woller's Website  

Janeen Wolter

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Ms. Wolter's Website I currently teach 5th - 8th grade Special Education Services for students with Learning Disabilities and on the Autism Spectrum. I also team teach 5/...

Barb Woolley

WORK EXPERIENCE TEACHER

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Joan Wright

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

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Robin Yeshe

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARA

Melanie Zitzner

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER

Ms. Zitzner's Website