Plymouth educators wearing their caps and gowns pose for a photo

These Plymouth School District teachers were among those to receive master’s degrees during UW-Green Bay Commencement Exercises on May 13. Pictured are Bri Kappers, Paul Krzyzaniak, Field Lehmann, Keely Mey, Rachel Trempe, Sarah Paff and Tracy Heinbuch

Plymouth educators earn master’s degrees

Posted June 5, 2017

Seventeen Plymouth School District educators recently received master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the second group to benefit from an innovative partnership.

Wanting to make it easier for teachers to earn master's degrees without having to commute to class, the Plymouth School District worked with UW-GB to create a customized program.

The first cohort of teachers began taking courses in the fall of 2013, and 24 graduated in the spring of 2015. The second cohort began coursework in the fall of 2015 and most graduated May 13.

Each master’s candidate works on a major project – which could include curriculum development, districtwide initiative or policy research – that will have an impact on education in the district.

Those graduating from UW-GB with a master of science in applied leadership for teaching and learning in education are:

  • Lucas Cleary, PHS English teacher
  • Melissa Costello, Horizon library media specialist
  • Cassie Cotter, Horizon 4K teacher
  • Michelle Guell, Fairview 4K teacher
  • Tracy Heinbuch, PHS agriculture teacher
  • Brittany Hoffmann, Riverview educational specialist
  • Bri Kappers, Riverview language arts teacher
  • Dan Knaus, PHS physical education teacher
  • Paul Krzyzaniak, PHS physics teacher
  • Field Lehmann, elementary art teacher
  • John Lenz, PHS social studies teacher
  • Keely Mey, Riverview fifth-grade teacher
  • Matt Mueller, Riverview counselor
  • Sarah Paff, Riverview educational specialist
  • Sarah Reabe, Riverview band director
  • Amanda Smith, PHS choir director
  • Rachel Trempe, Riverview choir director

Learn more:
• Explore the Expert Staff section of our District Report Card to learn more about how many of our faculty hold advanced degrees.