This is the start of my 16th year with the Atlantic Community School District. In the fall of 2001 I started as a middle school teacher at AMS where I taught math and social studies. In the fall of 2008 I became the Schuler Elementary Principal and ACSD Curriculum Director. In 2013 I started and currently serve as the High School Assistant Principal/Activities Director. I look forward to a great year of learning as well as great student participation in our activities. Go Trojans!
This is my eleventh year working as a teacher for the ACSD. I am a special education teacher at Washington Elementary, in addition to providing literacy support in Mrs. Hogue's multiage classroom. I enjoy working with young children, particularly those who have special needs.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Elementary and K-12 Special Education along with a Reading Endoresment from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. I completed my Masters degree from Walden University in Elementary Reading and Literacy.
Most of my spare time is spent with my husband, Jeff, and our energetic children!
Please feel free to contact me at anytime via phone or e-mail.
Hello! I am the new 7th Grade Science teacher at Atlantic Middle School. I am very excited to be a part of the Atlantic community! I graduated from William Penn University with degrees in Secondary Education and General Biology. Since I was on the college bowling team, I enjoy bowling in my free time.
I am a graduate of William Penn University and this is my first year in the Atlantic School District. I teach Special Education at Washington Elementary and I cannot wait to see what great things this year has in store. I am looking forward to learning and growing right along with the students as we dive in to the new school year.
My husband Michael and I reside in Lyman and he is the 7th Grade Science Teacher at Atlantic Middle School. In our spare time we enjoy watching movies, playing with our dog Dexter, bowling, and spending time with friends and family.
I am an English teacher at Atlantic High School. I also teach courses in Drama and Debate. This will be my third year in the district. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 and look forward to working with the students and staff here in Atlantic.
"Learn lots. Don't judge. Laugh for no reason. Be nice. Seek happiness." -Sean Plott
My name is Mrs. Dara Bartz. I grew up in Walnut, Iowa and went to school there from kindergarten until I graduated in 1999. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was visit all the antique stores in town looking for unique treasures! I graduated from Buena Vista University in December 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Prior to that I recieved an Associates Degree in photography. My husband, Cory, and I are both teachers in the district. We have 3 children (Gracie 10, Brinkley 4, and Bo 2). This will be my 10th year teaching at Washington Elementary.
Ginger is currently completing her 27th year as employee of the Atlantic Community School District. For 20 years, she was the high school librarian. Then seven years ago she was also assigned to be the Teacher/Librarian in the Middle School.
Ginger has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from South Dakota State University in Social Studies and Language Arts. She considers herself a life long learner so she has picked up additional classes from various schools across the country. She also enjoys taking part in webinars
Ginger has also been very active in activities that involve student leadership. For 20 years she was the Student Council advisor at the high school. She retired as a high school advisor and moved to become the middle school advisor. She has also been an active member of the Iowa Association of Student Councils for about 15 years. She loves to encourage young leaders to begin to take an active part in community service projects.
She has presented at several local technology conferences and leadership conferences across Iowa.
2017-18 is my fifteenth year at AHS where I teach freshman English and advise the journalism program. I hold degrees in English and speech education, certification in journalism, and a master's degree in secondary English curriculum and instruction. I currently serve as a board member for both the Iowa Council of Teachers of English and the Iowa High School Press Assotiation. Follow me on Twitter @allisonberryhil. Follow my journalists @ahsneedle.
My name is Emma Bireline. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in English education, and an endoresement in speech/theatre education. I teach English III, RTI, Speech, and Contemporary Literature. Outside of teaching, I am the head varsity volleyball coach. This is my third year at AHS, and I am very proud to be here!
I am in my first year of teaching at Atlantic High School, but my 2nd year of teaching. I have worked previously in the ISS room for 5 years before finishing up my degree to get my teaching license. I also previously spent 3 years in Arizona working in self contained classroom as a paraprofessional. I am a transplant from the great state of Arizona where I grew up. My dad was in the Air Force, where he retired after 20 years of service. I have lived in Germany as a very young child (most of it I don't remember).
I just recently got married to Michelle McLaren who teaches 5th grade in the school district. We purchased a house this past January together and have enjoyed being a home owner.
Outside of teaching I have been coaching basketball for going on 14 years at various levels and places and have coached track the past 3 years here at Atlantic.
I am currently beginning my fourth year teaching... During my first year, I had the opportunity to split my time between Washington and Schuler Elementary Schools, providing math support services and this will be my third year teaching 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a little over a year ago, I graduated from Walden University with my Master's in 21st Century Reading and Literacy.
Along with teaching, I also coach softball. I am now starting my 8th season as the junior varsity and assistant varsity softball coach.
"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" ~GHANDI
This is my sixth year working as a teacher for the ACSD. I am a special education teacher at Atlantic High School. I enjoy working with all ages of students.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 5-12 Family and Consumer Sciences from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. I complete my first Master's from University of Missouri in Kansas City in Curriculum and Instruction. My second Master's from University of Arkansas in Educational Leadership. I complete my Special Education Endorsement 5-12 from Morningside College.
Most of my spare time is spent with my husband, Jim, and our 2 boys.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime via phone or e-mail.
I graduated from both Iowa State with a BA in English and Creighton University with a BA in History. I spent 2016 in Woodbine teaching Middle School English and I will be teaching Middle School FCS this year.
My name is Brielle Cerven, and this is my sixth year as the coordinator of the ESL program for Atlantic Community Schools. I work with the ESL students in all of the buildings and love helping them with their language learning. Please click on the link to check out my website for more information!
Welcome to Schuler Elementary! I am Miss Chamberlain, a TLC instructional coach! I'm a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. This is my tenth year in the district! I've taught Title I Reading and 4th grade.
I am a 7th grade special education teacher. The Atlantic Middle School is a great place for middle school students to learn in authentic and engaging ways. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our middle school special education program.
I have been a teacher in the Atlantic Community School District for 10 years. I am currently the TLC Coordinator for the District. Prior to that I taught in Griswold, Lenox, and Apache Junction, Arizona. I have had the privilage to teach all grade levels from Kindergarden to 6th including special education and Dean of Students. I am also the Trojan boys golf coach. My daughter will be attending college at Peru State and my two boys will be 10th and 6th graderst this year. My wife and I as well as my boys reside in Atlantic.
"A school without a library is like a body without a heart. A school library without a librarian is just a room with some books in it. Our children need school libraries staffed by professional librarians." ~
I was a graduate of Atlantic Community School District and have been a second grade teacher in Atlantic for eleven years. Prior to that, I was a first grade teacher for one year. I attended Northwest Missouri State University for my undergraduate degree and Walden University for my graduate degree. I spend most of my time with my wonderful husband and son. I am a very enthusiastic learner and love learning with my students each and every day.
This is my 33rd year of teaching in the Atlantic Community School District. I am currently teaching 6th grade Social Studies. I enjoy working with the middle school students and watching them grow and mature as they progress through their middle school years. I am looking forward to another great year with the 6th grade students!
I am a life long learner. I enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks at an early age. During that time I have taken courses in animal/crop agriculture, commodity distribution and various entrepeneurial ventures. I have been doing my apprenticeship with Atlantic Schools since 1993. I started as a substitute bus driver, worked my way through mechanic labs and am currently honing my skills as the director of transportation. My wife and I have lived in rural Cass County for for nearly all of our married life. Our two children are both veterans of the Atlantic Community School System. Please feel free to stop in at the bus garage for any transportation concerns, or even a cup of coffee.
This is my sixth year at Atlantic Community School District. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and have a background in emergency medicine, pediatrics/pediatric trauma, and medical surgical. Prior to working at Atlantic Community Schools I was employed in the emergency room and pedicatric setting and also as Health/Mental Health Coordinator for Head Start program in northern Iowa. I am married and have three children and look forward to serving the Atlantic Community School District as the head nurse for the district.
<span style="\\"font-family:lucida" grande,lucida="" sans="" unicode,sans-serif;="" font-size:medium\\"="">Welcome to the AHS Vocal Music website! My name is Jennifer Gaesser. This fall I will be starting my 13th year of teaching. I am originally from the small town of Lenox, Iowa and graduated with a bachelors degree in K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Education from Wayne State College in 2005. I am very active in the Iowa Choral Directors Association(ICDA) and helped organize the technology portion of the 2012 ICDA Summer Symposium. I also am a board member on the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education Advisory Council. In my free time I like read, scrapbook, sing, and play piano.
This is my third year teaching 5th grade at Schuler Elementary. I grew up in Ogden, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in 2014. I absolutely love being a part of the Schuler team and working with the wonderful 5th graders of Atlantic!
This is my 24th year of teaching and I look forward to every year! This is my 3rd year as an instructional coach at Washington Elementary. I have taught 6th grade, special education, and 3rd grade. My husband Jeff and I have two children named Mason and Kennedy. I enjoy attending sporting events especially to cheer on the Trojans and Hawkeyes! I also enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family.
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2014, and this is my fourth year teaching. I majored in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement and a minor in Spanish. I am the assistant cross cross country coah at the High School as well. I can't wait to start another year working with the Schuler staff and students!
Hi! I am the secretary at Washington Elementary school. I started out about 22 years ago as a sub para and then moved to a para position for several years before transferring into the office clerical para position. I have been in the secretarial position for about 5 years now and love what I do.
I am married to Dana and we have 2 sons. Chad is married to Amy and has twin daughters in 1st grade. Kale just recently married Kelsy and they have a dog, Montana.
My husband's name is Junior. He is the electric supervisor at Atlantic Municipal Utilities. Junior, and I have 2 children. Allison lives in Des Moines with her 3 miniature doxies. Our son, Ryan, lives in Villisca and will be getting married next summer. I enjoy working with students and always look forward to seeing them in the fall when they return.
Welcome to 5th grade at Schuler Elementary! It's hard to believe that I have completed twelve years of teaching, during this time I have had several different roles as an educator. I began my teaching career in Johnston, Iowa at Summit Middle School where I spent four years working as a 6th/7th grade special education teacher. I taught preschool in Atlantic for two years and worked under the Universal Preschool Grant as a 4 year-old preschool teacher at Little Lambs. I then transferred to the 5th grade classroom and have enjoyed every moment. I graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa and received my Masters of Education from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
I am thrilled to be teaching 6th grade literacy at Atlantic Middle School. I love teaching and interacting with our students and challenging them to be the best learners they can be. To see what goes on in our daily classroom, please visit our interactive online classroom at the link below. I look forward to hearing from you.
The classes that I teach vary from year-to-year including General Business, Mulit-Occupations, Accounting, Personal Finance, Business Law, and Marketing. I have been teaching at Atlantic High School since 1997. Prior to that I taught at AHST for 6 years. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in teaching from Northwest Missouri State University.
I have taught Special Education in Atlantic since January 1999. I currently teach in Washington Elementary. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education as well as Special Education. I enjoy teaching the Special Education students and honestly love going to work every day. I have two children, Tatum and Benjamin. In my free time, I enjoy a variety of hobbies. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my kids, family, and friends.
My name is Mr. Henderson. I graduated from Univeristy of Northern Iowa with my B/A in Physical Education. This will be my second year teaching in the Atlantic School District. Along with teaching physical education and strength training, I coach Freshman Volleyball, Varsity Boys Basketball (volunteer assistant), and Varsity Girls Track & Field.
Hi! This is my sixth year here at the Atlantic Middle School. I'm the Reading Specialist grades 6-8. I'm looking forward to a great 2017-2018 school year. I love teaching and working with students. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids Jack, Kate, and Emma, golfing with my family, working out, and just being with my family.
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I have been teaching in the Atlantic Community School District since 1986. I am presently teaching the Modern, Middle, and Ancient World History classes at Atlantic High School. Prior to that I taught seventh-grade geography at Atlantic Middle School. I am presently the 8th grade girls basketball coach, 7th grade boys basketball coach and the head varsity softball coach. I am originally from Clarissa, Minnesota and a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Moorhead in Moorhead, Minnesota.
"The earth is what we all have in common"
- Wendell Berry
Proud to be a TROJAN!!
The 17-18 school year marks 34 years for me at Atlantic High School. My current teaching assignment is Earth Science; I also coach girls golf. During the past 33 years, I have also taught Geology, Health, Physical Science, General Science, Anatomy/Physiology and Early Bird Physical Education. I have coached 7th volleyball, 8th girls track, 9th girls basketball, 9th volleyball, and JV volleyball.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa. I completed my Masters at Drake University.
I am a second year teacher for fourth grade at Schuler Elementary this year. I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa in 2016. I am also the JV volleyball coach here at Atlantic. I enjoy being a part of the Atlantic Community School District!
This is my sixth year teaching in the Atlantic Community School District. I currently teach a kindergarten-1st grade multiage class. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and multiage. I love getting the best of both the kinder and 1st grade worlds by teaching a multiage class.
I got my Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Elementary Education from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. I have endorsements in reading and early childhood. I have my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Peru State University.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, reading, and spending time with my husband, dog, family, and friends. I also teach a cycling class at the YMCA.
Hello! My name is Michelle Huber and this is my third year as a school counselor at Atlantic High School. I assist students in various capacities, including academics, personal/social issues, and college and career preparation. Stop in the guidance office any time—I am here to help!
I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with my Masters Degree in Professional School Counseling and am excited to meet the students and families of the Atlantic community!
I am originally from Omaha, NE (GO HUSKERS!) and completed my undergraduate education at Creighton University (GO BLUE JAYS!). I am really looking forward to the upcoming school year!
I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education/special education from Northwest Missouri State University. I attained my masters degree in special education from Grand Canyon University and my ESL endorsement from University of Phoenix.
It is hard to believe, but this will be my tenth year as an elementary teacher! It is my sixth year with the Atlantic Community School District. I am a second grade teacher at Washington Elementary and I enjoy waking up each day to make a difference in the lives of each and everyone of the children I come into contact with. Everday is a new adventure when you work with children! There is never a day that is the same as the day before.
I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri in 2007. I then continued my education at Northwest and received my Masters in Elementary Education in 2010. Go Bearcats!
My husband Brett and I keep busy with our two girls and are expecting a baby boy in October. They truly are a blessing and we enjoy every minute of them!
I have been with the Atlantic School District since 1984. I started as a Resource Room teacher at Lincoln Elementary and moved to 5th grade in 1987. I am married and have three grown children, five granddaughters and two grandsons. I have a new grandson coming in October! I look forward to every year of teaching a new group of eager students!
This is my 15th year with Atlantic Community Schools, and my 6th year as the Title I Reading Teacher at Schuler Elementary. I love getting lost in the world of a good book so helping struggling readers learn to love reading is very fulfilling for me. I received both my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education Degrees from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
My husband Dennie and I live on a farm northeast of Massena. We have three grown children and three beautiful granchildren that are all less than 3 years old.. Life is never boring at the Karas house! You can contact me anytime at (712) 243-1370 or email me at email@example.com.
Hello there! I've been a Para-Educator with the Atlantic Community School District for three going on four years now. In the past I was a classroom Para in the High School Link Center program. This year is my first year as a one on one Para at the High School. I am very excited for this journey and look forward to meeting more people!
Villisca, Iowa was my hometown for a majority of my life and I graduated as a Bluejay in 2008. In March of 2017, I completed my teaching degree in 5-12 English Language Arts and 5-12 Special Education at Buena Vista University. My husband and I, along with our four children, live on a small farm outside of Grant. We are very excited to be welcomed to the Atlantic Community and look forward to cheering on the Trojans! Special Education is a passion and I look forward to having a wonderful first year at AHS!
This year will be my second year teaching after completing my schooling at Iowa State University. I am very passionate about teaching and I am looking foward to my second year teaching preschool here in Atlantic!
This will be my second year in the Atlantic School District. I graduated from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Reading. I am excited to be part of the Atlantic School District!
This is my forth year in Atlantic teaching 1st grade. While in Atlantic, I've taught K-1 Multiage and 2nd grade. Before coming to Atlantic, I taught 1st grade in the CAM district for two years. I am married to Jeff Kool, who is the Animal Health Manager at Renew Ag Supply. We are expecting our first child in November. I'm originally from Glenwood, Iowa. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, baking, playing sports, and hanging out with my family.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Elementary Education with a minor in Deaf Studies from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. I have endorsements in reading (K-8) and social studies (K-8).
I have been teaching Kindergarten since 2013. Prior to this position I taught the behavior disordered classroom for 20 years. I enjoy being with the young children and introducing them to their school experience. My husband is a retired teacher and we just welcomed our first grandchild into the world. hopefully, there will be many more. Atlantic has been my home off and on all my life. It is a wonderful place to raise a family.
I have been teaching in Atlantic for 26 years. I have worn many hats in that time. I have been the BD, Resource, Small Group Interventions, Kdg., and First Grade teacher in that time.I am currently K-1 Literacy teacher. My husband is John and he works as a General Manager at Connect-A-Dock. John and I have two daughters, Alison and Lauren. We are Hawkeye fans.
This is my fourth year teaching in the district and my 12th year of teaching overall. I earned an Associate of Arts degree from Iowa Central Community College, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. Teaching children is a passion of mine.
Hello! I am Chelsey Lee and I am thrilled to begin another school year teaching 6th grade math at Atlantic Middle School. My family, which consists of my husband, 6-yr old son, Bryson, and 3-yr old daughter, Avery live in Massena. In my free time I love baking, gardening, reading, photography, traveling and spending time with family.
Hi! My name is Rachelle, and I am excited to begin my second year of teaching at Atlantic High School. At my core, I believe in success for all students and will do everything I can to help achieve it. Reading and writing have been powerful tools for me in learning about the world and myself.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram! @msrachellelipp
"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world" -Malala Yousafzai
“If we teach as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” - John Dewey
Currently in my 11th year at AMS, I teach one block of 7th grade ELO reading and English, and two blocks of 7th grade reading and English.
Students in my reading classes are exposed to a variety of literature genres and themes through the use of novels, short stories, and poetry. English classes place a heavy emphasis on writing through the process of writer's workshop.
Student engagement, small and large group discussion, and various activities are used to help deepen comprehension of reading materials as well as provide an appreciation for another person's opinions and insight.
As a tool to reinforce student learning, technology is used frequently for class instruction and the creation of student work and projects.
Follow our class on social media:
Class Twitter: @lundquistread
Class Instagram: @lundquistreading
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrslundquist
I am a third year teacher for 4th grade at Schuler Elementary. I am a graduate of CAM High School and a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. This fall I will be coaching 8th grade volleyball for Atlantic. I am very excited to start my third year teaching in the Atlantic School District!
I am the JK-3rd grade Art teacher at Washington. This is a change from my previous position in First Grade. I am a graduate of Atlantic High School and Northwest Missouri State University. I love getting to have fun with the kids ALL the time. My husband, Brice, and I just welcomed our baby girl, Lucy, on Valentine's day. Here's to a GREAT 2017-2018 school year!
I began working for the Atlantic Community School District in the fall of 1998. I have taught in the Middle school and Schuler Buildings. I am currently teaching PE in the Schuler Building and the Kindergarten class for Washington School.
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”~Martin Luther King, Jr.
As growing individuals of society it is my job as Atlantic High School's principal to help prepare our students for whatever future endeavors they encounter and pursue. I believe in the power of education and the power of people. As partners amazing changes can happen for our community and beyond.
I have been a part of the AHS team for several years now. I started here in the fall of 1997 as an English/Journalism teacher. I was further honored by becoming the principal in the summer of 2010.
I am married to elementary teacher Paul McKay and have two energetic sons. I am a goal-oriented person who strives to make a difference every day.
Technology is a passion of mine. Please feel free to check out my posts at the following:
I am a graduate of Simpson College and I am in my seventh year of teaching. I teach kindergarten at Washington Elementary and truly enjoy what I do every day. The kids are a true blessing on my life, as we learn together everyday. I only hope I may also be a blessing on theirs!
My husband Lucas and I reside in Atlantic and he is an insurance agent at Gade Insurance in town. We have a three year old son named Reid and a 7 month old named Grace. They keep us smiling and laughing everyday! Please do not hesitate to come visit our kindergarten classroom or say hello if I see you around town!
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope I would not have a single
bit of talent left, and could say: " I used EVERYTHING you gave me." -Erma Bombeck
I have been teaching in the Atlantic School District for 19 years. During that time, I have taught several different grade levels including Title Reading, Discover Garden (Junior Kindergarten), Kindergarten, Third grade and 2/3 Grade Literacy. I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University with a masters degree in education and endorsements in reading and early childhood. My husband and I live in Atlantic. We enjoy watching and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes. In my spare time I like to read, ride my bike, exercise, play word games, and travel.
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1984 with a degree in Music Education. I taught music for 8 years in 3 different districts before having children. I spent from 1992-2004 at home with our 3 boys on our little hobby farm, raising kids and helping with the cattle. When our youngest started school, I did some subbing for a couple of years and started in 2004 working with home school families through our home school assistance program. I also have an endorsement in Gifted Education from Drake University.
In my free time I enjoy following Trojan wrestling, football & tennis. We also love the ISU Cyclones and go to a lot of football games. I enjoy good books, cooking and being outdoors.
I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with my bachelor's degree in social work. I have completed my education certification from Wayne State College in Nebraska. I have previously taught 4th grade. My family and I enjoy living in Atlantic and going on local adventures. I also love to read and try out new recipes. I am excited to be a part of the Trojan community and continue learning and growing here!
I am the Schuler Elementary School Principal. I am a graduate from UNI and attended ISU for my masters. My family and I love living in Atlantic. I enjoy working with the students and staff in the district.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
1st Period 7th Grade Reading
2nd Period 7th Grade Language Arts
3rd Period 7th Grade Reading
4th Period 7th Grade Language Arts
5th Period MTSS Reading
6th Period MTSS Reading
7th Period 7th Grade Reading
8th Period Prep/Team
I graduated from Central College in 1993 with an elementary education degree and endorsements in social studies and reading. I am currently working on earning my talented and gifted endorsement. I am married and have 4 children. One attends Central College (Go Dutch!), 2 are in high school and one in elementary. This is my 5th year working as a Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) teacher in Atlantic. I love working with the homeschooled students during our enrichment classes, encouraging parents in their homeschooling journey and teaching new homeschooling parents and students about the benefits of participating in our HSAP!
Hello, My name is Jarrod O'Donnell and I am the 9-12 Band Director at Atlantic High School. My other duties include teaching beginning music theory, Advanced Music Theory, Music History, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Solo/Small Ensemble Contest, and directing the Marching/Symphonic Band. I am the past president of SWIBA (Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association), and am currently the High school Honor Band Chair, and Public Relations person for SWIBA. In 2010 I was nominated and received, "The Lee Nelson Outstanding Young Band Directors Award." In the Summer of 2011 I received my Masters in Music Education from Kent State University. In my free time, I like to play Golf, and Tennis. I also enjoy Reading. I am an active adjudicator and clinician throughout the state of Iowa and Nebraska, and enjoy learning as much as I can about band and technology to make me a better teacher. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi- My name is Mrs. O and I teach 6-8 band, marching band and jazz band. I help out Mr. O at the high school as much as possible. I graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2002. I previously taught 5 years in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn CSD. This is my 11th year teaching in the Atlantic Community School District. I am a woodwind specialist but can pretty much play anything. Check out my band website for more information!
I have worked in the Atlantic Community School District for 11 years, as a Para-Educator, in various capacities. Currently, I am assisting high school students in a new program called Student Support Services. This program allows students to sign out from a study hall for help with homework, organizational skills, and to stay current on their grades.
Goals of the program are to help students succeed and become learners, reduce D and F lists, reduce the at-risk students and drop out rate, connect with students, and establish relationships.
Please feel free to contact me if you feel your student could benefit from this program.
Certificate of Advanced Studies (Superintendency) - Iowa State University
Masters of Education (Educational Administration) – Iowa State University
Bachelor of Arts (Business Education) – Buena Vista University, Storm Lake
High School Diploma- Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla CSD
Middle School Principal- Atlantic CSD
Assistant Principal/Activities Director (Atlantic High School)- Atlantic CSD
9-12 Business Education Teacher/Coach- Atlantic CSD
7-12 Business Education Teacher/Coach- Sac City CSD
I am married to Melanie Rasmussen, Kindergarten Teacher at Washington Elementary, Atlantic CSD. We have two children, Haley an 9th grader at Atlantic High School and Colton a 6th grader at Atlantic Middle School. I enjoy following Iowa State Basketball/Football, refereeing basketball, starting track meets, running, hunting, and fishing.
I am in my 7th year teaching kindergarten at Washington Elementary. My husband Josh is the principal at the Atlantic Middle School and we have two children Haley and Colton. Haley is a freshman and Colton is in 6th grade. I enjoy spending time with family at our lake home and attending various sporting events.
I graduated with a Bachelors from Buena Vista University and have a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. I hold a reading endorsement from Drake University.
I am very passionate about teaching my students that learning is exciting and that many opportunities await for them during their educational journey.
"Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime"
I started working for AMS in 2012. I am an ACSD Alumni and am very excited to be working for the Atlantic school district as a staff member.
I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology and Education. I then served as an officer in the Army for four years. I spent most of military career at Fort Lewis, WA, and did one year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. I decided to leave the military to pursue a career in education in 2009. I received a Master's in Education from Franklin Pierce University, and while working towards my Master's, worked as a paraprofessional. This is my sixth year working as a special educator. I truly enjoy working with my students and watching them grow and learn!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.
My name is Andrea Reilly. Currently I am the K-12 TAG Coordinaotr. I enjoy working with a variety of amazing students in the ACSD. My family relocated to Atlantic eight years ago. We enjoy the small town atmosphere and friendliness of the people in Atlantic. I have three children: Meghan, Logan, and Drew. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching my children's athletic events, watching any Iowa Hawkeye Athletic event, and shopping. Welcome to Atlantic Middle School.
Masters of Education (Reading) – Northwest Missouri State University
Bachelor of Arts (Elementary Education - Computer Concentration - Reading Endorsement) – Northwest Missouri State University
High School Diploma- Harlan Community School District
2nd Grade Teacher - Griswold CSD
Pre-Kindergarten Graduate Assistant - Northwest Missouri State University
I am beginning my 11th year of teaching. I love watching children get that lighbulb in their eyes when they have learned something new and want to share their knowledge with everyone! I enjoy cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, as well as spending time with my friends and family.
I am a second year teacher for the Atlantic Iowa School District. I graduated from Buena Vista University in December 2015. I have an Elementary Education degree with endorsements in Reading K-8 and Middle School 5-8. My middle school concentrations are social studies and science. I teach 5th grade at Schuler Elementary.
This is my 4th year here in Atlantic! I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade in the Atlantic Community School system. I absolutely loved helping my students strive to be life long learners. My husband, Kevin and I have three daughters Payton (20), Karsyn (16), and Ava (12). We live in Griswold, Iowa, where my husband farms with his family. I enjoy attending sporting events and spending time with friends and family! I'm looking forward to another amazing year!!!
I am employed part-time at Atlantic Middle School. Generally, my scheduled work days are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. It works well to leave a message with the office if you are not able to reach me.
My background is school social work. I have enjoyed working in various districts in Southwest Iowa for almost 25 years. As a Student Advocate, I work with students to help them become more successful in school. A key part of that success is working with the parents as well.