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Platteville hires more new teachers
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PLATTEVILLE — The list of new teachers in the School District of Platteville continues to grow.

The Platteville School Board May 29 approved hiring five teachers and the transfer of two others.

Westview Elementary School will have two new fourth-grade teachers, Toni Runde, who formerly taught in Arizona, and Brooke McGraw, a UW–Platteville graduate now teaching in Monroe.

Platteville Middle School will have a new science teacher, Steven Olemchek, a UW–Milwaukee graduate who student-taught in Milwaukee and Waukesha, and a new seventh-grade math teacher, Lindsey Cooper, a UW–Platteville graduate who is now teaching in Redwood Falls, Minn.

Platteville High School will have a new English teacher, David Freitag, a UW–Milwaukee graduate who student-taught in Milwaukee.

The school board approved two transfers from the 4K program at Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center — Julie Julius to a fifth-grade position at Platteville Middle School, and Brenda LeConte to a second-grade teaching position at Westview.

The school board also approved the hiring of a new speech/language pathologist, Brian Rice, an intern in Whitefish Bay.