Meet Our Staff

Sarah Scovell Muraski

Sarah Scovell Muraski

Administrator

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-five 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. Current professional adventures also include teaching high school English and providing support as an interventionist for middle and high school students in reading.

When not enjoying the hiking trails, fishing holes, and inspirational views for painting around my home in Door County, Wisconsin, you’ll find me reading or writing, having adventures with my creative and brilliant daughter, learning more languages, 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.

Email: sscovellmuraski@kiel.k12.wi.us

Jennifer Owen

Jennifer Owen

Program Leader & Teacher

Hello, I’m Jennifer Owen and I’m the BTLVA and Kiel eSchool Program Leader. I have been teaching with 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.

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

Heidi Aprill

Heidi Aprill

Counselor

Virginia Finman

Virginia Finman

School Psychologist

Tay Hoffman

Tay Hoffman

Social Worker

Hello All. I am Tay Hoffman, Kiel’s first-ever school social worker! In May I finished my master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay 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!

Email: thoffman@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

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 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!

Email: mvonck@kiel.k12.wi.us

Jill Fritsch

Jill Fritsch

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.

Email: JFritsch@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 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.

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

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

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

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.

Email: KThibeault@kiel.k12.wi.us

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.