Sharon Daly, Cambridge School District
Sharon is the Advanced Learning Coordinator for the School District of Cambridge. She also serves as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher, and provides professional development opportunities to staff. Additionally, she teaches an online course for middle school students through the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) at UW Madison. She serves as the liaison with UW Whitewater for placement of teacher candidates in the Cambridge School District. She has mentored new teachers, and is also a PDP reviewer. Sharon has presented at state and local conferences and professional development sessions on the topics of Joyful Learning, Growth Mindset, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, Differentiated Instruction, and Formative Assessment.Sharon is a fellow of the Greater Madison Writing Project and a published poet.
Vicki Kieler, Monona Grove School District
Vicki currently works as a district-wide New Teacher Mentor for the Monona Grove School District. She is in her fourth year of mentoring and truly appreciates the opportunity to learn and grow professionally with teachers beginning their careers in education. During her teaching career, she taught English, math, and sixth grade, in an integrated classroom, at both Winnequah Middle School and Glacial Drumlin Middle School. She also wrote curriculum for Expeditionary Learning collaborating with a team of teachers from across the United States. Building relationships with students and teachers has fostered her passion in education. During her free time she loves traveling, biking, reading, being a football and basketball fan, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Murphy, Verona Area School District
Jennifer is a 15-year veteran of the Verona Area School District and alumni of the UW-Madison School of Education. She spent 12 years teaching math at Verona Area High School, and 2 years as the District Mentor Coordinator. She is thrilled to join the Savanna Oaks Team this year.
Tracey Rosin, Sun Prairie Area School District
Tracey is a full release mentor in the Sun Prairie Area School District. She taught kindergarten and first grade for 21 years. She earned her teaching degree from CAL Poly Pomona and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an ESL emphasis from University of Colorado Denver. Tracey enjoys working with new teachers because they bring an energy and passion that is rewarding and sparks new life in all of us. She and her husband enjoy traveling across the country with their two children when they are not watching them play their many hockey games.
Sarah Stangland, Monona Grove School District
After teaching mathematics for 16 of her 17 year career at Monona Grove High School, Sarah is now a district-wide New Teacher Mentor. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to support and learn with K-12 teachers. Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from Edgewood College and her Master’s Degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch University. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, running, cooking, and refinishing antique furniture.
Nicole Toepfer, Sun Prairie Area School District
Nicole is a full release mentor in the Sun Prairie Area School District, serving secondary level beginning teachers. She provides professional development and PDP support to teachers in their first three years in education. Before that, she taught high school biology, integrated and environmental sciences and credits her interest in mentoring to the wonderful one-to-one and full release mentors she had to start her career. She has her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and Masters of Science for Professional Educators, both from UW-Madison. Nicole and her husband recently welcomed her second child, Connor, making their daughter Aspen a big sister. Outside of school, Nicole enjoys doing most anything outdoors and getting lost in a book.