BOSCOBEL - The Boscobel School District welcomed 11 new teachers to its staff this year, with several replacing longtime staffers like elementary school phy ed teacher Stan Weigel and elementary teacher Steve Wacker. Their biographies follow:
Wayne Otto is currently wearing many hats this year in the Boscobel School District. Along with being the activities director, he will be teaching physical education, as well as being the head wrestling and football coach. He comes to the district with many years of experience. Otto attended the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where he received his degree in physical education with a minor in psychology. He also went to Concordia University — Saint Paul, Minn., where he earned a degree in health education. Otto is originally from Red Wing, Minn., but lives in Boscobel with his wife.
The high school math department gains veteran teacher Dustin Johnson. Johnson has two degrees: one in mathematics from Mankato State University and another in educational leadership from Aurora University. He holds licenses for 6-12 math, principal and curriculum director. He is originally from Cottage Grove, Wis. Johnson lives in the town of Woodman with his wife, Katy, and dog, Jack.
Chelsea Ewaldt joins the high school teaching staff as a ninth through twelfth grade English teacher. She is also the new head forensics coach and co-advisor to the freshmen class. She earned her undergrad in English with minors in writing and journalism from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich. Ewaldt completed her graduate degree in secondary English education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Penn. She hails from Menominee, Mich. and lives in Boscobel with her English Springer Spaniel, Attie.
Jenny Wheeler will be working with seventh through twelfth graders as the new Spanish teacher, as well as co-advisor to the freshmen class. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and her master’s of education, professional development, from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. She is in her sixth year of teaching and is originally from Cedarburg. Wheeler lives in Boscobel with her husband, Ricky, and poodle, Farley.
Kyle Trevorrow will be working in two different departments at the high school. For the majority of the time, he will be working as a special education teacher and then will be helping with physical education. He is also a football coach for Boscobel High School. Trevorrow studied at the University of Wisconsin Platteville and earned degrees in physical education, health and adaptive PE. He is originally from Livingston and is living in Mount Horeb.
The Boscobel Middle School staff has the addition of Jamie Feye as a science teacher and volleyball coach. She attended Viterbo University in La Crosse and earned her degree in elementary education. Feye previously taught middle school and enjoyed working with that age group. She lives in Eastman and enjoys being outdoors.
The Boscobel Elementary staff is joined by teaching veteran Pam Hellwig. Hellwig will be working as a special education teacher. She graduated from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, with a degree in elementary education and has endorsements in reading and special education. She grew up in East Dubuque, Ill., and currently lives in Platteville. She loves spending time with her husband, four children and six grandchildren.
Heather Weiland joins the elementary staff as a third grade teacher. She attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education. She then attended Grand Canyon University for her masters degree in elementary education. Weiland currently lives in Oregon, Wis.
Matthew Fritz, a graduate of Boscobel High School, is returning to teach physical education at the elementary school. He is also the middle school cross country coach. Fritz graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville with a degree in physical education, health education and adapted physical education. He is living in Boscobel.
The elementary staff has the addition of Natasha Powell as the new kindergarten teacher. Powell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville with a degree in elementary education with an early childhood minor. She is currently living in Muscoda.
Katie WilliamsKatie Williams joins Boscobel Elementary School as a 4K teacher. Williams graduated with her degree in elementary education with a minor in early childhood from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. She is originally from Cassville and currently lives in Platteville with her boyfriend.