Wanda Richardson has been teaching for more than 25 years, specifically in early childhood, preschool, kindergarten and first grade. Wanda enjoys presenting on personalized learning and holds a Master of Creative Arts and Learning. She also loves working on her hobby farm with her two children. When not at school you will find her at the Waukesha County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair showing animals!
Lisa Welch has been teaching for more than 25 years and is truly focused on making learning fun, engaging and most of all, student driven. Lisa has her National Board Certification for Teaching, her Personalized Learning Endorsement through the Institute at CESA 1, holds a Masters in Creative Arts and Learning, and is a Personalized Learning District Lead Teacher for the School District of Kettle Moraine. In her free time, Lisa enjoys fitness and resale shopping and spending time with her pup, Oz!
Mary Mathison taught for five years in the Barrington School District (Barrington, IL) before coming to the Kettle Moraine School District. She has taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. She is excited to be at KM Explore, after spending time researching the unique initiatives in this district! Mary earned her Bachelor's Degree at Saint Olaf College in French and Environmental Studies, and her Master's in Elementary Education at DePaul University. Mary and her husband have three children in school at KM. She loves exploring different areas of Kettle Moraine with her family and their dog, Bucky.
Barb Shaver has been employed with the Kettle Moraine School District for 30 years where she has served as an elementary guidance counselor, and a teacher for every elementary grade level! Barb has also taught as an adjunct professor at Carroll College and has served in the role of building Talent Development Coordinator. Currently, Barb is the Governance Council Chair for KM Global. Barb holds a Bachelor of Science in K-8 Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters degree in Counseling. Barb is married and has three children that keep her quite busy. In her spare time she likes to read, spend time with her family, and do long distance running.
Carrie Foss comes to us with over 15 years of teaching experience both in Wisconsin and Colorado. She holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching Technology in the Classroom from Lesley University. She has spent most of her teaching time in upper elementary classrooms and has a passion for project based learning, interdisciplinary learning and community learning. She strives to make learning tangible for students by connecting with experts, using learning opportunities in the world around and putting students at the center of their learning. Mrs. Foss and her husband, Mark, live in Oconomowoc with their two children, Jaden and Addie. In her free she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and gardening.
Ginny Jacob has experience teaching in grades 1-9 over the course of her 25 year career in the KM district. Ginny’s KM career began at Dousman Elementary as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and also included working with data and assessments at the district level. Since 2014, Ginny has been teaching at the middle school, first in 8th grade math and algebra and most recently in the Create house for the past three years. Ginny has a Bachelor of Science in Education from UW Whitewater and a Masters in Computer Science from Cardinal Stritch University. Ginny enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog! She loves traveling, camping, water sports, dark chocolate and trying new things.