Meet Our Staff

Eric Ward

Eric Ward

Principal

I am the Principal of the Kiel eSchool and Kiel High School. and have spent many years in education. Prior to my time as Kiel eSchool and KHS Principal, I was the Associate Principal at Kiel High School and, prior to that, I spent two years as Activities Director/Associate Principal at Clintonville High School. I also taught English and Speech for 12 years at Appleton East High School. My wife and I have two kids and live in Sherwood. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying to golf, and playing guitar.

Phone: 920-894-2263
Email: eward@kiel.k12.wi.us

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

Amber Lindsay

Amber Lindsay

School Psychologist

Heidi Aprill

Heidi Aprill

Counselor

Jaemy Halbach

Jaemy Halbach

Counselor/Secretary

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.