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12 new teachers hired in New Richmond District
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The New Richmond School District has welcomed 12 new staff members this school year. Following is a list of the new employees and short biographical information about each.

Name: Natassia Bangert

Age: 25

Family: Married this summer on July 17; golden retriever named Chuck

Position in the district: Cognitively disabled students teacher at the high school

Education: Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University; working on a master's degree from University of Northern Iowa.

Previous work experience: Elementary resource teacher in Des Moines, Iowa; Elementary resource teacher in Dunkerton, Iowa.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Photography, baking, sight-seeing and reading.

Name: Tyler Benning

Age: 28

Family: Wife Lindsey, son Mason and a baby on the way.

Position in the district: Fifth grade teacher at Starr Elementary

Education: Bachelor's degree from Winona State University; master's degree from University of Phoenix.

Previous work experience: Six years teaching seventh and eighth grade math in the inner city of Phoenix. Class sizes ranged from 35-43 students.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Playing/watching sports, spending time with family, reading, running, down hill skiing and being outdoors.

Name: Sarah Fastelin

Age: 24

Family: Husband Matt

Position in the district: Long-term sub in the high school English department.

Education: English education degree and coaching minor from UW-Eau Claire

Previous work experience: Subbing in the New Richmond School District in 2010.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Figure skating (17 years experience), running, snowboarding, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading, spending time with family.

Name: Liz Fontana

Age: 22

Family: Parents and one brother

Position in the district: Music teacher at Paperjack Elementary

Education: Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.

Previous work experience: While in college I worked at Borders ... I much prefer teaching and music.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: I enjoy all music activities! I also like knitting, especially socks. Some other things I like are penguins, video games, Dr. Who, reading and football.

Name: Rebecca Haines

Age: 34

Family: Married with two young daughters, ages 2 and 3.

Position in the district: Middle school band director

Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-Madison; master's degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago.

Previous work experience: Three years of middle school band in Illinois; five years of middle school band in Cambridge; two years of high school band in Cambridge.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Music, travel, spending time with my family, reading and playing with my daughters.

Name: Anthony Hartung

Age: 23

Family: Mother Ruth, father Randy, brothers Andrew and Isaac and sisters Karen and Becky.

Position in the district: Autism specialist at Paperjack Elementary

Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-Stout

Previous work experience: Working with the developmentally disabled, own a landscaping company. This is my first professional teaching position.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Watching/playing sports, the Wisconsin Badgers, hunting and fishing and being outdoors.

Name: Christine Lila

Age: 39

Family: Husband Brad and kids Rhett, Rece and Aurie.

Position in the district: Reading/title 1 teacher

Education: Bachelor's degree, master's degree, reading 316.

Previous work experience: Fifteen years at Eagle River Elementary in Eagle River.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: My kids and their various activities.

Name: Alice Nysse

Family: Husband Jonathan and children James and Joshua.

Position in the district: Kindergarten teacher

Education: Bachelor's degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and graduate classes at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

Previous work experience: Three years of teaching kindergarten in Illinois and seven years teaching first grade in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Teaching dance, reading and chasing my kiddos. I also love to kayak!

Name: Cassandra Plante

Age: 22

Family: Mother Maureen, father Thomas and sister Tiffany.

Position in the district: Special services at Starr Elementary

Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-Stout

Previous work experience: Taught dance for four years. This will be my first professional teaching position.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Dance, softball, theater and outdoor activities.

Name: Carey Reetz

Age: 31

Family: Husband Nick, son Gavin and a baby on the way.

Position in the district: Speech -- language pathologist

Education: Bachelor's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., master's degree from UW-River Falls and an autism certificate from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

Previous work experience: I've worked as a speech-language pathologist in Independent School District 196 in Rosemount, Apple Valley and Eagan for the past seven years.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Spending time with my family, exercising, cooking and reading.

Name: Victoria Reiner

Age: 25

Family: Parents, brother and a dog, Britta.

Position in the district: Spanish teacher

Education: Bachelor's degree

Previous work experience: New to the job! Happy to be out of the restaurant industry.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Running with my dog Britta and playing hockey.

Name: Katie Rogers

Age: 28

Family: Husband Jeff.

Position in the district: Kindergarten teacher at Starr Elementary

Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-River Falls.

Previous work experience: Substitute teaching in Somerset, taught 4K in Balsam Lake, taught 4K in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and taught kindergarten in Ellsworth.

Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Golfing, going to UWRF football games, reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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