Meet our new teachers!

Posted August 28, 2017

The Plymouth School District is welcoming 16 new teachers for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Kelly Briggs

Kelly Briggs

Position: Speech-Language pathologist at Horizon Elementary School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from UW-Stevens Point.
Previous experience: She worked the previous 8 years in a pediatric outpatient clinic in Racine.
Other interests: Spending time with husband, 1-year-old son, & family/friends; visiting zoos; playing board games

 

Gabrielle Fote

Gabrielle Fote

Position: Fifth-grade teacher at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College.
Previous experience: This is will be her first year teaching.
Other interests: She loves reading new books! She enjoys spending a lot of time with family and friends, and has two dogs and three cats.

 

Corey Holloway

Position: Music teacher at Horizon Elementary School
Educational background: He earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse.
Previous experience: This will be his first year teaching.

 

Pam Holzhaeuser

Pam Holzhaeuser

Position: Sixth-grade teacher at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay.
Previous experience: This is will be her first year teaching.
Other interests: She is a tough Catan competitor and a Green Bay Packers fanatic.

 

Amanda Koncelik

Amanda Koncelik

Position: Educational specialist at Plymouth High School
Educational background: She earned an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Marshall University and a master's degree in education from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Previous experience: She has 4 years of teaching experience at Buckeye Local Junior High in Ohio. 
Other interests: She enjoys writing, cooking, travelling, and reading/watching/discussing various sci-fi. She also really enjoys ice-cream, which means she spends time exercising as well. 

 

Olivia Lanser

Position: Educational specialist at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University.
Previous experience: This will be her first year teaching.

 

Stephanie Lehman

Position: Agriscience teacher at Plymouth High School
Educational background: She earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.
Previous experience: This will be her first year teaching.

 

Rachel Moore

Position: Fifth-grade teacher at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh.
Previous experience: This will be her first year teaching; she did her student teaching at Parkview and Horizon elementary schools.

 

Jamie Moyle

Position: Educational specialist at Parkview Elementary School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh.
Previous experience: She has five years of teaching experience in the Oshkosh Area School District.

 

Dave Scheel

Position: Seventh-grade teacher at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: He earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University and a master’s in elementary education from Grand Canyon University.
Previous experience: This will be his third year teaching.
Other interests: He loves the outdoors and sports, hunting, fishing, skiing, football, and spending time with family. 

 

Allison Schwartz

Position: Language arts teacher at Plymouth High School
Educational background: She earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Stevens Point.
Previous experience: This will be her first year teaching.

 

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

Position: Fifth-grade teacher at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marian University.
Previous experience: She has 3 years of teaching experience.
Other interests: She loves to hang out with friends and family; shopping; and lots of camping.  

 

Georgia Tucker

Position: Library media specialist at Plymouth High School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a master’s degree from Concordia University-Nebraska.
Previous experience: She has five years of teaching experience at Merrill Middle School in Des Moines Public Schools, two years at Columbus Middle School in Columbus, and five years at Gretna High School in Gretna, Neb. She also worked for Iowa State and Buena Vista Universities.
Other interests: Science fiction, ballet, volunteering and classic movies

 

Kylie Watry

Kylie Watry

Position: Educational specialist at Riverview Middle School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University.
Previous experience: This will be her first year teaching.
Other interests: When not at school, I enjoy being outdoors or at Disney World!

 

Jennifer Weinhold

Position: 4K teacher at Horizon Elementary School
Educational background: She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland University.
Previous experience: She has 13 years of teaching experience in the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District.
Other interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, hiking, and reading

 

Cody Wisman

Position: Music teacher at Riverview Middle School and Plymouth High School
Educational background: He earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.
Previous experience: This will be his first year teaching.
Other interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, and  horseback riding.