Meet Our Staff
Sarah Scovell Muraski
Welcome to Between the Lakes Virtual Academy and the Kiel eSchool!
My name is Sarah Scovell Muraski, and I am honored to be of service as your administrator. I have been an educator in some capacity for twenty-six years in public, private, charter and virtual schools. To date, I have earned degrees in English, French, history, and Educational Administrative Leadership from Silver Lake College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and recently added a certification in Structured Literacy and dyslexia intervention from Carroll University and the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
When not enjoying the hiking trails, fishing holes, and inspirational views for painting around my home in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin, you’ll find me reading or writing, having adventures with my creative and brilliant daughter, learning more languages (Spanish & ASL), traveling with friends, volunteering, or growing things to eat!
Teaching and learning are my passions. Everything I do – for fun or to live – has something to do with those two things. There is no greater thing we can aspire to as human beings than discovery — of the world, the universe, each other, or ourselves — and ultimately love and respect for what we find.
We are so excited to have you on the journey with us!
Office hours by Appointment
Program Leader & Teacher
Student Success Coach
Hello! My name is Anne Burkhalter and I am a Student Success Coach with BTLVA and Kiel eSchool. I have been teaching for almost 20 years in the K-12 education setting and at the university level. I am currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in the undergraduate and graduate education programs. I also work for CESA 5 as a Special Education Director and a Coach/Facilitator for new teachers.
I earned my bachelor degree in Special Education at Winona State University, a master degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, a master degree in Special Education at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and my Director of Special Education and Pupil Services licensure at Viterbo University. I have 3 adult children and two grandchildren who all live in the Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI areas. I also have a dog named Carlos. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, reading and traveling.
I look forward to working with you and your family this school year!
My name is Tay Hoffman, Kiel Area School District’s first-ever school social worker! In May 2022, I graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Social Work with the emphasis in School Social Work. I am excited to meet the needs of students and their families district-wide. Feel free to reach out at any time and I will do my best to follow up in a timely manner. I look forward to working with you all. Go Raiders!
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.
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.
I am Maggie Vonck and I am the Kiel eSchool English teacher.
I worked in the Green Bay School District for 8 years prior to coming to Kiel. In Green Bay I was a school librarian, an English teacher and a technology coach. I joined the Kiel eSchool in 2014. I really enjoy the online environment and working with so many students.
In my spare time I enjoy working on house projects, traveling and trying delicious new foods.
My family moved in 2020 (as if the pandemic wasn’t chaotic enough!) to Richmond, Virginia. We love life in the south and we enjoy visiting friends and family in Wisconsin!
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Welcome! I’m Jill Fritsch, and I will be teaching Family and Consumer Science at the high school level for Kiel eschool. After teaching 39 years, I recently retired from teaching face to face. I taught 28 years for the Kiel Area School District for middle and high school in Family and Consumer Education 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 four grandchildren. In my free time, I love to cook, sew, read, garden and spend time with family and friends.
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 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 course myself and really enjoyed it.
Besides all things related to online learning, I enjoy pickleball, golf, fishing, boating, kayaking, riding my waverunner, playing Hand, Knee and Foot, line dancing, hiking and biking.
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.
VISUAL ARTS TEACHER
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.
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.
Social Studies Teacher
Hi, I am glad to work as a virtual Social Studies teacher! I enjoy teaching and learning about people, decisions, and why people make decisions. This helps me to excel in my mission for class which is to support students to Grow their stories using experiences and engaging within this learning community.
My story is diverse and has changed over time. I have had many different jobs that include the service industry, architecture, military, and now education. While in college, my story added another character in my husband Paul. He is a paramedic. We live in Kiel, Wisconsin with our daughters, Emma & Ava. A big part of my story includes being outside. I like to get out and canoe, hike, bike, snowshoe or ski. I am excited to learn and grow as I hope each of you will as well.
AP ELA Teacher, Student Success Coach
Greetings to everyone! My name is Rebecca Luedeman, and I’m excited to join the Between the Lakes and Kiel eschool programs. I started teaching in 2004 as a high school English teacher. Teaching Shakespeare to freshmen was a dream of mine, and I enjoyed it for the first part of my career. My next goal was to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing which required me to leave my home state of Wisconsin. My new degree allowed me to spend the next six years teaching college composition and literature in five different states. While this was fun and life-changing, I missed the Midwest and my family. Upon returning home, I added a special education degree, and I’ve spent the last decade working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings. My educational experiences have been unpredictable, challenging, inspiring, and always thought-provoking. My goal as an educator is to help students visualize possibilities and embrace curiosities. I believe there is no one perfect recipe for teaching yet I embrace the chaos in the kitchen.
When not teaching, I enjoy being outdoors with my labrador, Koa, and cat, Punky. Although I live in Green Bay, I’m a steadfast Detroit Red Wing hockey fan, and I never miss a WSL surfing event. I’m a great auntie to five adorable nieces and nephews.
Special Education Teacher
Hello and welcome to Kiel eSchool/Between the Lakes Virtual Academy! My name is Jennifer Ringelstetter and I am the Special Education teacher for grades 6-12. My role is to support students and families as they navigate and overcome the unique challenges encountered in their educational journey!
I come to KASD with over 20 years of experience in child welfare, corrections, social work, early childhood education, and special education! I have also piloted/led Alternative Education programs in two districts. I believe my well-rounded career and educational experiences afford me a unique skill set when it comes to working with vulnerable populations.
At the root of my teaching philosophy is the core belief that everyone can succeed with the right tools and support. I rely on communication, observation, and intuition to guide my practice, as well as, family support and my team of professionals. Together, we will overcome hurdles and celebrate successes!
I am also an American Sign Language instructor outside of the Kiel Area School District. Teaching and using ASL is just one of my passions, though. I’m also an avid reader and love anything and everything about the beach. In my free time, you’ll find me adventuring with my husband, our two boys, and our rescue pups. We love to travel!
I can’t wait to work with you and your student on this very brief, but critical leg of their journey! Feel free to reach out at any time!
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.