Meet the new 2022-2023 Teachers

The MPSD is excited to introduce some new faces that are joining our team.  We wish them many years of gratitude for helping to shape our students into the best possible future leaders!


Holly Buczek- Washington 6th Grade Teacher
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Cassandra Cole -  Monroe SPED Teacher
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Katelin Dorow- Madison Phy Ed Teacher
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Emma Eisenschink - Jackson 4th Grade Teacher
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Kara Erlandson- Washington EL Teacher
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Paige Ganser- Franklin Phy Ed Teacher
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Tiffany Hacker- Visually Impaired Teacher
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Ashlee HeimerlAshlee Heimerl - Jackson SPED Teacher
About me: 
 I was born and raised in Manitowoc and I went to Jackson Elementary myself which makes this is a very special place for me. My husband Josh and I have 7 children that keep us very busy! We have 3 adult children Landyn, Parker & Ayanna and 4 still at home Kaesyn, Ryker, Maliyah and Blayce who all attend MPSD. I love being a mom and watching my children learn and grow. In our free time we love to travel, camp and spend time as a family. I am so excited to build long-term relationships with my students and their families. I can’t wait to meet you!

Educational Background:  I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Silver Lake College

Hayden Hoffmann- Franklin School Counselor
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James JacobsJames Jacobs- Lincoln Math Teacher
About me: 
 I started teaching math in 1995 in Aztec, New Mexico. After teaching for almost 20 years I spent some time working as a k-12 instructional coach and then as a district testing coordinator. Most recently I have been teaching at Navajo Preparatory IB School in Farmington, NM. I am excited to teach math at Lincoln High School! Some of my pastimes and hobbies include hiking, chess and sudoku. I enjoy climbing peaks during the summer in Colorado and most recently climbed Engineer Peak near Silverton.

Educational Background:  I completed my masters in science teaching from New Mexico Institute of Technology and Mining in 2009 in Socorro, NM and currently I am Nationally Board Certified in Mathematics.


Marie JenkinsMarie Jenkins- Monroe SPED Teacher
About me: 
 I have been working for MPSD since 2018 as an aide and am excited to transition into a teaching role. I have a husband, two children and two cats. I love to garden and read.

Educational Background:  I have a Bachelors Degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Sierra JurgensSierra Jurgens- Jefferson 3rd Grade Teacher
About me: 
 I started teaching in 2018 and came to MPSD in 2022. I live in Manitowoc with my husband, two dogs, and son. As a family we enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking rollerblading, and swimming. I personally love to craft with my Cricut, drink coffee with friends, and shopping! Some more of my favorite things are Starbuck's Pink Drink, the color blue, any Wisconsin sports team, tacos and sushi, dogs and ducks, and Harry Potter.

Educational Background:  I am a Lincoln graduate (2014). Go Ships! I also have my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from UW-La Crosse (2018). Go Eagles!



Caitlyn Klessig- Speech/Language Pathologist
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Thania Lee- Franklin 5k Teacher
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Susan (Qiyue) Liu- Jackson SPED Teacher
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Josh MoreauJosh Moreau- Lincoln Business Ed. Teacher
About me: 
 I have been a business and information technology teacher since the 2002-03 school year and I'm very excited to be here at Lincoln High School! In my free time, I love to be outside running, biking, or cross-country skiing. I also love to travel, read, go to concerts, and pretend I'm good at trivia.

Educational Background:  Graduated from Carney-Nadeau High School. Undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University. Graduate degree from Marian University.



Jessica Moss- Madison 5th Grade Teacher
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MacKenzie Mueller- Jefferson SPED Teacher
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Vicky Nelson- Lincoln Family & Consumer Ed Teacher
About me: 
 I’m originally from the East Coast and moved to Wisconsin when I was in high school. I go back as often as I can. I have two boys Finn and Noah. My husband Eric works for Aurora Hospital in Sheboygan. Manitowoc is beautiful and a perfect little area to settle. We absolutely love the water, kayaking, boating, fishing, and pretty much anything that is water related. I love cooking Italian food that my grandmother use to cook. Sharing it is even better. My favorite time of the year is fall, especially October. I really like movies, but Marvel and Horror are my favorites This would lead into one of my favorite sayings/mottos “Excelsior”. I have a few that are my go to, especially if I need a little push forward. I’m so excited to be not only a part of MPSD, but this community as well.

Educational Background:  I have a BA in Communication PR from UW-GB. A MS in Training and Development-Management Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College

Haylie Novak- Wilson Math/Science Teacher
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Jeffrey Prentice- Jefferson Music Teacher
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Deb RobinsonDebra Robinson - Madison 2nd Grade Teacher
About me: 
 I love spending time with my husband and our two dogs, ( a black and a chocolate lab).

Educational Background:  I am a Lincoln High School graduate. I graduated from Silver Lake College with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and an Adaptive Minor in Special Education.




Adrianna Sayles- Washington Spanish Teacher
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Anika SchmitzAnika Schmitz- Jefferson 4th Grade Teacher
About me: 
 I am from Chilton, Wisconsin not too far from Manitowoc. In my free time I enjoy coaching softball, going to our family cabin, and being with my family and friends.


Educational Background:  In May of 2022, I graduated from UW-Oshkosh, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education along with an Elementary Science minor.




Tracy Shillcox- Franklin 5k Teacher
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Amanda Sieracki- Washington EL Teacher
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Tammy SivertsonTamara Sivertson - McKinley Virtual Teacher
About me: 
 From 1996 to 2004, I was a teacher for high school students with learning disabilities. Then, in 2005, I began as a middle school English Language Arts teacher, which I continue today! My husband and I enjoy traveling to see our children, exploring new towns, and finding beautiful beaches. Some of my favorite activities are dancing, watching live theater productions, and strolling through warm rain. You can’t beat the smell of fresh rain!

Educational Background:  I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Education with a minor in Special Education Learning Disabilities from UW-Eau Claire, my Master’s Degree in Education from UW-Stout, and my Reading Certification from UW-Stout.

Jody Stradal- Monroe 5th Grade Teacher
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Educational Background:  I graduated from Lincoln in 2000 and then earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor in Integrated Natural Science from Silver Lake Collge. Then I earned my certification in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilites from Saint Mary's University.


Morgan (Tienor) Siebold- Madison Art Teacher
About me: 
 I married my highschool sweetheart this summer.  We live in Manitowoc with our sweet puppy, Luna. I love traveling, thrifting, crafting, puzzles, and watching tv shows/movies. We love to play games with friends and family - board games, card games, video games, you name it!

Educational Background:  MPSD Alumni, I attended Jackson, Wilson, and Lincoln! I also have a BS in Architecture from UW Milwaukee.

Alexis Verkruysse- Franklin 4th Grade Teacher
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Victoria Wallock- Jefferson 3rd Grade Teacher
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Stephanie WatkinsStephanie Watkins- Franklin SPED Teacher
About me: 
 As a Manitowoc native, I am so excited to be part of the MPSD community once again, but this time as a teacher (Lincoln, class of 2018)! I have a true passion for working with young learners and am excited to help them along their academic journeys!

Educational Background:  I graduated from Lincoln High School in 2018, earned an Associate’s Degree from UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus in 2020, and graduated summa cum laude from UW-Stevens Point in 2022.


Tonetta Wilson- Washington 6th Grade Teacher
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