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This school year, Lakeland Union High School and Lakeland STAR School/Academy are starting the new school year with 12 and seven new staff members, respectively.
Peggy Billing will join LUHS as the new library media specialist.
Billing got her masters of arts in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a minor in library and media technology, and her bachelor of science from UW-Stout. Billing holds a lifetime license from the DPI in the area of library media specialist and family and consumer education.
Billing has 18 years of experience education, having been a library media specialist for the last 16 years.
She has held similar positions at the Beaver Dam School District, the Park City School District in Park City, Utah.
Christopher Bily joins the LUHS staff as a special education teacher.
Bily earned a bachelor of arts in education from Benedictine University in Naperville, Ill.
Bily spent the last seven years as an instructional coordinator at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He previously served as the instructional designer at West Virginia University and Forensic Press in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Barb Bronk will join the LUHS staff as a special education paraprofessional.
Bronk previously served as a paraprofessional at Northland Pines Elementary School in Eagle River and was a preschool teacher at the Little Acorns Lodge Daycare in St. Germain and Camp Jorn YMCA Daycare in Manitowish Waters.
Margaret Fischer will be joining the Lakeland STAR School/Academy as a paraprofessional.
Fischer earned a bachelor of education at the Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.
Fischer has worked at various elementary school districts throughout the state of Wisconsin and has experience with Early Learning Intervention and Instruction.
Angie French will join the LUHS staff as a special education teacher.
French earned a bachelor of art in special education from Western Governors University and has served as a special education teacher at Webster High School for grades 9 through 12 for five years.
Douglas Giese will serve as an applied technology teacher at LUHS.
Giese earned a bachelor of science in secondary education as well as a master of science in industrial/technology education at UW-Stout, and comes to LUHS with 27 years of technology education/industrial arts teaching experience.
Jamie Harris joins the staff at Lakeland STAR School/Academy as a paraprofessional.
Harris comes to Lakeland STAR School/Academy with first-hand experience working with students on the autism spectrum.
Brittany Hazard returns to the Lakeland STAR School/Academy as a paraprofessional.
Hazard earned a bachelor of art in sociology from UW-Whitewater and has previously served as a special education paraprofessional at MHLT Elementary School and the Woodland Charter Middle School. She recently completed her student teaching at MHLT Elementary earlier this year.
Amanda Lade will join the staff of LUHS as a special education teacher.
Lade earned a bachelor of art in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University and her CESA 9 Excellence in Teaching Alternative Certification in Tomahawk.
Matt Loew will join the staff at Lakeland STAR School/Academy as a paraprofessional.
Loew obtained a bachelor of art in history from Ripon College and is board certified in history and broad field social studies for grades 6-12 and has experience working with children of all ages and students with special needs.
Clarissa Moschkau will join the LUHS staff as a social studies teacher.
Moschkau graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor of art ins social studies broad-field teaching/geography and history.
Adam Nowak will serve as the Project AWARE mental health navigator.
Nowak earned a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology from UW-Milwaukee and previously served as the behavioral health CCS service facilitator and on-call screener for the Oneida County Human Service Center.
Stacey Pearce will join the LUHS staff as a special education paraprofessional.
Pearce earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from UW-Stevens Point and her K-12 Reading License from Northland College in Ashland. She held various roles at North Lakeland Elementary School and was a preschool teacher at Camp Jorn YMCA in Manitowish Waters.
Ann Pickart joins the LUHS staff as an English teacher.
Pickart has three years of teaching experience and earned her bachelor of science in audiology and speech pathology from UW-Oshkosh. She is expected to complete her masters in English education from Grand Canyon University this year.
Nicole Schiltz joins the Lakeland STAR School/Academy as an art teacher.
Schiltz earned a bachelor of fine arts in art education at UW-Milwaukee and received her art teacher certification in early childhood to adolescence.
Abigail Schultz will join the Lakeland STAR School/Academy staff as a special education teacher.
Schultz earned her bachelor of science in therapeutic recreation from UW-La Crosse.
Michael Snyder joins the staff at LUHS as a math teacher with 22 years of teaching experience.
Snyder earned his bachelor of science in mathematics and secondary education at UW-Stevens Point and his earned a lifetime Wisconsin Teaching License 1400 in mathematics.
Leslie Thompson joins the staff at Lakeland STAR School/Academy as a special education teacher.
Thompson earned a bachelor of art in elementary education at St. Norbert College and has worked as a long-term substitute at Lakeland STAR School/Academy and as a paraprofessional at the MJ1 School District in Minocqua.
Rob Way will serve as the LUHS district administrator and curriculum director.
Way earned his master of education from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and his master of educational leadership programs from Marian College in Fon Du Lac. He previously served as curriculum director for LUHS prior to becoming the district administrator.