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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis.

Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: 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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: 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 ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position 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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: 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-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) 

Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) 

Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: 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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position 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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel.

Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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. Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: 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-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis.

Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: 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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: 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 ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position 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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: 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-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) 

Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) 

Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: 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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position 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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel.

Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: Husband, Cal; kids: Alexis (11), Mason (2), Aubree (7 months). [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803723","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Schwartz","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"Jenny Schwartz","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: SLD, Special Ed.Education: Communicative Disorders from UW-RF; Special Ed. from UW-Stout; Teaching degree from UW-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.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.Kelsey CriegoAge: 24Family: Parents: Todd and Patty Criego; sisters Nicole, Jessica and Samantha; partner Zack Gillis. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803693","attributes":{"alt":"Kelsey Criego","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kelsey Criego","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: fourth-grade teacherEducation: 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. Jessica ParsonsAge: 23Family: Husband, Aaron. Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803699","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Parsons","class":"media-image","height":"398","title":"Jessica Parsons","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Tessa FeyereisenAge: 26Family: Parents, Randy and Jana Feyereisen; brothers, JP and Jeremy. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803701","attributes":{"alt":"Tessa Feyereisen","class":"media-image","height":"371","title":"Tessa Feyereisen","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: middle school Phy. Ed. teacher, high school health teacher and C-team girls basketball coach.Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePrevious 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. Amanda BishopAge: 40Position in district: Special education teacher at the middle school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803705","attributes":{"alt":"Amanda Bishop","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Amanda Bishop","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Jenny CichaFamily: Husband, Chris; children, Carly (fourth grade) and Cole (first grade)Position in district: first-grade teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803706","attributes":{"alt":"Jenny Cicha","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jenny Cicha","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Education: Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade), UW-StoutPrevious work experience: Eight years preschool teacher in Roseville, Minn.; 13 years kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Hudson. Melissa GesslerAge: 36Family: Husband, Ray; two daughters, Halle (fourth grade) and Emma (kindergarten) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803707","attributes":{"alt":"Melissa Gessler","class":"media-image","height":"431","title":"Melissa Gessler","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: kindergarten teacherEducation: 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. Kurt SoderbergAge: 46Family: Wife, Paula; children, Kennedy (18), Will (16) and Griffin (15) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803711","attributes":{"alt":"Kurt Soderberg","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Kurt Soderberg","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: High school principalEducation: 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.Jessica MuehlbauerAge: 24Family: Partner, Colton. Position in district: School psychologist [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803712","attributes":{"alt":"Jessica Muehlbauer","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Jessica Muehlbauer","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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.Shelby HicksAge: 31Position in district: K-4 math and reading intervention teacher [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803716","attributes":{"alt":"Shelby Hicks","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Shelby Hicks","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]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. Jill Severson Age: 59Family: Husband, Dennis; children: Jacob, Emmalie (son-in-law Kyle); Matthew, Seth, Silvia and Nathaniel. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2803721","attributes":{"alt":"Jill Severson","class":"media-image","height":"380","title":"Jill Severson","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Position in district: teacher of the deaf and hard of hearingEducation: 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. Jenny SchwartzAge: 30Family: 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-RFPrevious work experience: five years teaching kids on the Autism Spectrum at Hudson.Hobbies and pastimes: Horseback riding, crafting, playing with my kids, gardening.

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