St. Croix Central School District welcomes new staff
St. Croix Central School District will add several new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2016-17 school year.
To help you identify the new faces out and about in the community, the following are brief profiles and photographs of each new SCC staff member.
Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis.
Position in district: fourth-grade teacher
Education: 2010 SCC graduate. Undergraduate degree from UW-Whitewater in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish in 2014.
Previous work experience: Taught third grade at St. Croix Falls Elementary School for two years.
Hobbies and pastimes: I enjoy gardening, being active and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy baking, being outdoors and trying new things.
Family: Husband, Aaron.
Position in district: first-grade teacher
Education: Graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May.
Previous work experience: This is my first teaching job. I have worked in many roles of childcare through coaching, counseling at summer camp, daycares and nannying.
Hobbies and pastimes: I love adventuring outdoors with my husband, running, shopping and traveling.
Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy.
Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Previous work experience: Substitute teacher in Hudson, River Falls, South Washington County School Districts. JV girls basketball coach at River Falls High School.
Hobbies and pastimes: Kayaking the Kinni, watching all sports including basketball, baseball, football and spending time with friends and family.
Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school
Education: BS Special Education started at UWRF, completed degree at Utah State University.
Previous work experience: Six years as a paraeducator at Menomonie High School, two years teaching at Osceola, four years teaching at Woodland Elementary in Barron.
Hobbies and pastimes: Coffee — volunteering as a barista in a non-profit coffee house. Spending time with family, including my nieces, nephew, great nieces and nephews.
Family: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)
Position in district: first-grade teacher
Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-Stout
Previous work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson.
Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten)
Position in district: kindergarten teacher
Education: Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a double minor in Early Childhood and Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Previous work experience: Taught preschool for several years after college before moving on to teach kindergarten at a private school in Woodbury. Then I took leave to stay home with my two daughters and returned to teaching as a sub at St. Croix Central, fulfilling a long-term sub position for second grade. Last year, I was a 4K teacher for the district at Discovery Preschool in Roberts.
Hobbies and pastimes: I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy time in the outdoors. In the fall, I spend my free time bow and gun hunting deer. During the winter months, my family and I love ice fishing for panfish and when spring/summer rolls around, I can be found turkey hunting or catching salmon on Lake Michigan.
Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15)
Position in district: High school principal
Education: BS — UW-Stevens Point; MS South Dakota State University; Principal/Pupil Services — Marian University.
Previous work experience: Associate principal — Merrill High School; teacher — Marquette University High School.
Hobbies and pastimes: Sports, reading and family.
Family: Partner, Colton.
Position in district: School psychologist
Education: BAS — University of Minnesota-Duluth; MSE — University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Previous work experience: Practicum student — Onalaska School District, Westby Area School District; Counselor — Northwood Children’s Services.
Hobbies and pastimes: Hiking, cooking and reading.
Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher
Education: BA in Elementary Education at St. Mary’s University; K-12 reading teacher/MA in Literacy Education at St. Mary’s University.
Previous work experience: 2015-2016 — Reading intervention at Sunnyside Elementary in Red Wing; 2010-2015 — Second-grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary; 2009-2010 — Kindergarten teacher at Scandia Elementary in Scandia, Minn.
Hobbies and pastimes: Reading, running, spending time with friends and family.
Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel.
Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing
Education: BS degree from UW-Stout — Vocational Rehabilitation; MS degree from UW-Milwaukee — Exceptional Education.
Previous work experience: CESA #4 — Teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing (2006-2016); CESA #4 — Educational interpreter (2004-2006).
Hobbies and pastimes: Reading, singing, playing guitar, writing, spending time with my family.
Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months).
Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.
Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RF
Previous work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.
Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.