Meet Our Staff

Mike Hendricks

Mike Hendricks

Principal

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  Our teachers and support staff are excited to have another exceptional year with your students.  It’s going to be a great year to be a Raider!

I am really excited to be the Principal at Kiel High School and Kiel eSchool! I’ve served the last four years as the Assistant Principal and Co-Curricular Coordinator at Urban Middle School in Sheboygan and prior to that I spent 13 years as a High School Math Teacher in the Cedarburg and Kewaskum School Districts. During that time I was also involved in co-curricular events as an event manager and Boys Basketball Coach. My wife, Shannon, and I have one child and have recently moved to Kiel. Our son, Andrew, will be a second grader at Zielanis Elementary School this fall.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, spending time outside as much as possible.  We also enjoy watching movies, reading, and watching sports (especially the Packers, Bucks, and now the Kiel Raiders!)

Katrina Pionek

Katrina Pionek

Program Leader

I am Katrina Pionek and I’m the Kiel eSchool Program Leader. I joined the Kiel eSchool in 2006. I love working with students and their families to find a personal education plan that works for each individual student. I currently live on a dairy farm with my husband and two kids. I enjoy watching my kids play sports, perform in theater, and show their animals at the fair. My favorite pastime is watching the Green Bay Packers.

Phone: 920-894-5169
Email: kpionek@kiel.k12.wi.us

Sarah Ramminger

Sarah Ramminger

Local Mentor & Social Studies Teacher

I’m Sarah Ramminger and I have been an eSchool Social Studies teacher since 2006.  I also started teaching classes in the Social Studies department at Kiel High School in 2017.  In addition to teaching, I am serving as a local mentor to Kiel online students.  I am married to Chad and have 3 boys, Jack, Brady and Luke.

Phone: 920-894-2263 ext 5045
Email: srramminger@kiel.k12.wi.us

Jennifer Owen

Jennifer Owen

Science Teacher

I’m Jennifer Owen and I have been teaching for the eSchool since 2009.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Montana State University -Billings and my Master of Science in Science Education degree from Montana State University – Bozeman.  I teach a number of science classes for the eSchool and have enjoyed researching blended learning.  I appreciate the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of students in the online environment, learning about their stories and what has brought them to the eSchool.  I have been married to my husband since my undergraduate years and we have two sons who are both pursuing STEM careers.

Email: jowen@kiel.k12.wi.us

Tori Leonard

Tori Leonard

PE/Health Teacher

I am Tori Leonard and I started my teaching career in Kiel in 2003 and taught there for 8 years as the high school PE/Health teacher.  In the summer of 2011 I moved back to my hometown of Mineral Point and spent 1 year as a substitute teacher before becoming the high school PE/Health teacher at Dodgeville.  I spent 1 year at Dodgeville before getting my current job at Pecatonica Elementary School as the PE teacher.  I also coached Varsity volleyball for 13 years.  My husband, daughter, son, and I live in Blanchardville, WI on a dairy farm. I am very lucky to be teaching where I live and I look forward to having my children in school with me.

Email: vleonard@kiel.k12.wi.us

Margo Kalepp

Margo Kalepp

Social Studies Teacher

I am Margo Kalepp and I earned my undergraduate degree in Broadfield Social Studies with licenses in History, Psych, Economics and Social Studies from UW-Eau Claire and my Master’s degree from UW-Madison in Educational Policy. My husband, daughter and son are also graduates of UW-Madison; so now you know why I am such an avid Badger fan!  I have been a teacher for 40 years and look forward to the start of every school year. I find teenagers to be fascinating individuals!  My spare time is filled with travel, cheering for Badger football and basketball teams, reading, decorating and walking.   My favorite activity is spending as much time as possible with my two awesome grandchildren.

Email: mkalepp@kiel.k12.wi.us

Maggie Vonck

Maggie Vonck

English Teacher

I’m Maggie Vonck and I am serving as the Kiel eSchool English Teacher.  I joined the Kiel eSchool in 2015 and really love being an online teacher.  Currently I teach a variety of online English classes.  Before joining the Kiel eSchool, I taught in the Green Bay School District.   I live in Green Bay with my husband and children.

Email: mvonck@kiel.k12.wi.us

Dave Reichenberger

Dave Reichenberger

Math Teacher

I’m Dave Reichenberger and I earned my Bachelor of Science in Math Education from UW Milwaukee and my Masters degree in Math Education from UW Oshkosh.  I’ve been teaching for 26 years.  I have a wife and two sons who think I’m awesome.  I like to golf, spend time outside and watch sports during my time off.

Email: dreichenberger@kiel.k12.wi.us

Sue Steiner

Sue Steiner

Math Teacher

I’m Sue Steiner, and I am serving as the teacher for the online Geometry course. Prior to this I was a Consultant and Program Director for Kiel eSchool and also the technology coordinator for the district. Before I took over the technology position, I taught Math and Computer Science at the high school, which was something I really enjoyed. Teaching Geometry was one of my favorite subjects. I’ve taken online courses myself and really enjoyed it. I think you will like the flexibility of when you can work on the course a real asset, but really try to make an effort to work on it every day. You will learn so much and I am here to guide you along the way. 

Email: ssteiner@kiel.k12.wi.us

Robert Landwehr

Robert Landwehr

Science Teacher

My name is Robert Landwehr, and I am a high school science teacher for Kiel eschool. I have my Bachelor of Science from Concordia Chicago, with a minor in History. I have taught in KIel since 2003 and have taught Physics, Earth Science, and Physical Science. I also coach football, kayak, and hike with my dog.

Email: RLandwehr@kiel.k12.wi.us

Jill Fritsch

Jill Fritsch

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

I am Jill Fritsch, and I will be teaching Family and Consumer Science for the high school level for Kiel eschool. I am in my 37th year of teaching. The last 26 years I have spent at Kiel Middle School teaching Family and Consumer Science and Health. Previously,I taught 11 years at Oakfield High School. I graduated from UW-Stout and obtained a Masters in Educational Computing from Cardinal Stritch College. I truly enjoy spending time with my husband, three children and three grandchildren. In my free time, I love to cook, sew, read, garden and spend time with family and friends.

Email: JFritsch@kiel.k12.wi.us

Sheila Ramminger

Sheila Ramminger

VISUAL ARTS TEACHER

Hello and Welcome! I am Sheila Ramminger, and I am excited to serve you as a Visual Arts teacher for Between the Lakes Virtual Academy and Kiel eSchool. I will be teaching MS 2D Studio Art, Drawing, Beginning Painting, and Digital Photography. I have a K-12 Art Education License and my Master’s Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction license, Director of Pupil Services license, and Administrative Leadership license.

I have been teaching since 1996, and am in 18th year at Kiel High school. Over my 24 years teaching I have had the true pleasure of teaching Art to students at all grade levels as well as some adult education classes. I am the Head Coach for Kiel High School Girls Tennis Team. Outside of teaching and coaching you will find me spending time with my husband and 3 kids, friends and family.

Email: SRamminger@kiel.k12.wi.us

David Friend

David Friend

Agriculture Teacher

Howdy,  my name is David Friend and I have worked for the Kiel School District since 1997.  I was born and raised in West Virginia, but have rooted here in the Kiel community.  My beautiful wife and I have decided there is no better place to brood our three children.  We believe in the Kiel Schools and that they offer excellent educational opportunities for our kids.

I am an avid Steeler and WV Mountaineer fan, but have come to love the Packers and Badgers too. I spend quite a bit of time at school.  I do try to make time for things I enjoy like: coaching my kids, helping at my church, hobby farming, hunting and watching sports.

Email: DFriend@kiel.k12.wi.us

Katie Thibeault

Katie Thibeault

Social Studies Teacher

 I am a graduate of Kiel High School.  During high school, I would not have expected that I would eventually teach here in Kiel.  Now that I am here however, I LOVE it!  My past experiences have been many.  I’ve been an architect, Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, deployed to Iraq, traveled to many countries and chose teaching as my profession.  I graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2007 with a major in history, minor in education.

While in college, I met my husband Paul.  He is a paramedic in Green Bay.  He and I were married in 2008 and now live in Kiel with our daughters, Emma & Ava,  cat, Eb, and dog, Hattie. Paul and I are outdoors people.  I like to get out and canoe, hike, bike, snowshoe or ski.  We also enjoy any type of comedy.  Laughter can be heard often in our house.

Email: KThibeault@kiel.k12.wi.us

Heidi Aprill

Heidi Aprill

Counselor

Virginia Finman

Virginia Finman

School Psychologist

The Kiel eSchool Mission

All Kiel eSchool students will be provided an environment that promotes their social, emotional, academic, and vocational growth and development in a nontraditional school setting. The Kiel eSchool will: foster a safe, caring environment that accepts and encourages diversity; nurture personal growth through increased self-awareness, individual responsibility, and healthy risk-taking; maintain a learning environment characterized by academic achievement; encourage students based on their needs and life-long interests; strengthen school, community, and family partnerships; and, contribute to the community through developing a well-trained workforce.