School District of Tomahawk welcomes new teachers
Courtesy of the School District of Tomahawk
TOMAHAWK – The School District of Tomahawk welcomes seven new teachers to the staff.
Amanda Rosin is Tomahawk School District’s new 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher. Amanda is a first-year teacher. She completed her student teaching placement at Roosevelt Elementary in Stevens Point, Wis.
She has expertise in reading, writing, and spelling as she learned throughout her college career. She has also attended numerous professional development programs and workshops for educators.
Recent accomplishes and educational background include graduating in May of 2020 from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education. She majored in Elementary Education with a minor in English.
Her hobbies include reading, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
This year, she is looking forward to building connections with her students and fellow staff members as she begins her teaching career at Tomahawk Middle School.
Tomahawk Elementary is proud to introduce its new first grade teacher, Jennifer Kern.
Jennifer comes from the West Bend School District, where she taught kindergarten for 10 years and first grade for the last 10 years. She and her husband lived in Campbellsport, Wis., for the last 16 years.
She attended UW-La Crosse for her undergrad with a degree in Elementary Education and earned her Master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Educational Technology.
During her free time, Jen enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, boating, and camping. She also enjoys being with her two dogs.
She is looking forward to getting to know the community and become a part of the Tomahawk School District.
Heather Geiss is a new Elementary Special Education teacher for the Tomahawk School District.
She went to Winona State University, Winona, Minn., where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, K-12, and a double major in Elementary Education, 1st through 6th grade.
Heather has 18 years of teaching experience, with six of those years being in Hastings, Minn. In 2003 her family relocated to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Heather moved to Wisconsin to begin teaching in Minocqua and has taught at Lincoln Hills Department of Corrections, but is now extremely excited to start a new year within the Tomahawk School District!
Heather is trained in Orton Gillingham teaching method for reading, writing and spelling. She is also trained in several hands-on math curriculums and in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
When she is not teaching and working at school she enjoys spending time with her son and family. They enjoy going for walks, camping, snowmobiling, skiing and many other activities.
She is very excited to start the 2020 school year with the Tomahawk School District.
Chelsea Bubolz will be working at Tomahawk Elementary as special education teacher.
Chelsea received a Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is finishing a Master’s degree in special education from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Chelsea spent several years working as a therapeutic recreation specialist with children and adults in the Madison area. She volunteered as a service dog trainer in Madison and was able to take her dogs in training to work with her as therapy dogs.
She has been vacationing in the Tomahawk area since she was little and moved here permanently five years ago.
Chelsea loves to be outdoors with her husband, two daughters, and dog. They enjoy swimming and boating in the summer, and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter.
She is most looking forward to being the part of a team and getting to know her students.
Aaron Wickman is new to Tomahawk High School as a US History teacher. Other responsibilities will include Assistant Coach for track and field and junior class advisor, thus far.
He is new to teaching this year. He was at Madison West High School for his student teaching experience.
Aaron received a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction-social studies and a certification in ESL, all from UW-Madison.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing video games with friends online. He enjoys playing and watching sports such as football, basketball, and track and even spent some time on the UW-Madison track and field team while there. Aaron enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, biking, or being on a lake.
Aaron is looking forward to building relationships with his students and watching them grow throughout the school year.
Katie Mackin is the new fourth grade teacher at Tomahawk Elementary School.
This will be her fourth year teaching 4th graders. She has been teaching the past three years in Minocqua at MHLT. She taught Math, Science, and Social Studies while she was there. Katie has been trained in curriculum in these three areas. She also has training in Trauma Sensitive Schools.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education-Cross Categorical from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Katie grew up in Tomahawk. It was her goal to be able to come back and teach here and is so excited that it is finally happening. Katie loves to spend time with her husband, their two dogs, and their new baby girl Mia. She enjoys time spent on the lake, camping, cooking, reading, and being active.
Taylor is the new TMS/THS Health and Adapted Physical Education teacher for the district. She is also the Middle School assistant volleyball coach.
A current project Taylor is working on is research project, with a former professor, about Body Images Issues in Women Ages 25-55 and their Coping Strategies. They are hoping to have the article published in the next few months.
She graduated in the fall and received a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Education – Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, Health Education, and a Community Health certificate from UW-Oshkosh.
Taylor is originally from Merrill and is very happy to have found a job in the Northwoods! She enjoys going on walks with her dog, going to the gym, playing cornhole, and golfing with her husband and friends.
She is most excited to finally have a classroom to call her own and to create new relationships with students and staff.