This is my twelfth 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 K-1 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 7th Grade Science teacher at Atlantic Middle School. My wife and I are pretty new to the Atlantic community, and we love it! My wife, Montana, teaches at Washington Elementary. I am a former college bowler, so I like to do a lot of bowling in my free time.
I am a graduate of William Penn University and this is my second 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 Atlantic 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
Hi, my name is Michella Bartholomew. I was born and raised here in Atlantic, and graduated in 1996. I am a huge sports fan and am a Trojan at heart. I graduated from Iowa Western with a associates in Human Services, Youth Care Specialist. I am currently enrolled at Bellevue University, studying Behavioral Sciences and will graduate December 2019. I have a husband, Ben, who is a deputy sheriff for Cass County. We have six children: Bodie, Clevi (Peanut), Mia, Lexie, Libertie, and Merci. I am super excited to be apart of the school I love!
My name is Mrs. Dara Bartz. I grew up in Walnut, Iowa and went to school there from kindergarten until I graduated in 1999. 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 11, Brinkley 5, and Bo 4). This will be my 11th year teaching at Washington Elementary.
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 fifth 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 fourth year teaching 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a bout two and a half years ago, I graduated from Walden University with my Master's in 21st Century Reading and Literacy.
Along with teaching, I am in my first year as the head volleyball coach.
I am looking forward to a phenomenal year of learning and growing!!
"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 and Atlantic Middle School! I am Miss Chamberlain, a TLC instructional coach! I'm a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. In the past, 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 11 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 Iowa Western and my two boys will be 11th and 7th 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." ~
Hello, all! I'm a Simpson College graduate from Massena, IA, and I'm excited to continue my teaching career as an Atlantic Trojan! The 2018-2019 school year will be my sixth year teaching. I first taught at AHSTW for three years, then spent two years in the Nodaway Valley district. My family currently consists of my husband, 2-year-old son Calvin, and our beagle, Casey. I'm extremely excited to be teaching fourth grade again—it's going to be a great year at Schuler.
I was a graduate of Atlantic Community School District and have been a second grade teacher in Atlantic for twelve 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, son, and our two dogs Kaizer and Molly. 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 23rd year of teaching and I look forward to every year! This is my 4th 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.
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 name is Derek Hall, and this is my first year teaching. I am very excited to be the 6th grade science teacher at Atlantic Middle School! I recently graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, this past May. I am originally from Denison, Iowa, where I graduated from in May 2013. I have three other siblings: Luke (Senior at Iowa State), Ashley (Sophomore at Harlan), and Aidan (8th grader at Harlan). My parents also live in Harlan, so it is nice to be close to home!
My favorite sports teams are the Iowa Hawkeyes, Dallas Cowboys, and any team with LeBron James! This year I am also part of the football coaching staff where I am the head freshman football coach.
Welcome to 5th grade at Schuler Elementary! It's hard to believe that I have completed 13 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.
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 recently finished my 20th year teaching the Special Needs students. 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.
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 18-19 school year marks 35 years for me at Atlantic High School. My current teaching assignment is Earth Science; I also coach girls golf. During the past 34 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 kindergarten-1st grade multiage teacher. I have taught both general kindergarten and general first grade but I love getting the best of both the kinder and 1st grade worlds by teaching a multiage class.
I have 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.
My husband Devin works for the Atlantic Police Department and we had our first daughter, Charlie, last April.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, reading, and spending time with Devin, Charlie, and our dog Elvis, my 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!
My name is Carolyn Hunt and I am the interventionist for K-5. You can usually find me at Washington in the mornings and Schuler in the afternoons. I love meeting with students and helping them reach their true potential.
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.
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!
<span style=""font-family:comic" sans="" ms,cursive"="">My husband Brett and I keep busy with our two girls and our son. They truly are a blessing and we enjoy every minute of them!
This is my 16th year with Atlantic Community Schools, and my 7th 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 four beautiful granchildren that are all less than 4 years old.. Life is never boring at the Karas house! You can contact me anytime at (712) 243-1370 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
<span style=""background-color:transparent;" color:rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" font-family:arial;="" font-size:11pt"="">Villisca, Iowa was my hometown for a majority of my life, in 2008 I graduated as a Bluejay from Villisca High School. Growing up in that small town largely shaped who I am as a person and my wonderful teacher inspired me to pursue a career in helping to shape the lives of students in a positive way. My husband and I, along with our four children, recently moved to a small acreage outside of Nodaway, Iowa. Our three oldest children will continue to attend Southwest Valley Schools as they have many lifelong friends in the district. Our youngest, our only daughter, will start her journey as a Trojan in Kindergarten at Washington Elementary this year. I am very excited for all of the opportunities that Atlantic has to offer myself and my daughter. Thanks to the wonderful staff in this district for helping to guide me through my first year during 17-18 school year. Here is to a wonderful second year at AHS!
This year will be my third year teaching after completing my schooling at Iowa State University. I am very passionate about teaching and I am looking foward to my third year teaching preschool here in Atlantic!
This will be my third year in the Atlantic School District. I previously taught third grade in Harlan for two years. I recieved my Bachelor's degree from Buena Vista University. I am currently working on my Masters Degree from Peru State College. I love spending my free time with my husband and our daughter Laiken.
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 and we have a daughter Paisley, who was born 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 1913. Prior to this position I taught the behavior disordered classroom for 120 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 27 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 fifth year teaching in the district and my 13th 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.
“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 fourth 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 7th grade volleyball for Atlantic. I am very excited to start my fourth year teaching in the Atlantic School District!
I am the JK-3rd grade Art teacher at Washington Elementary. This is a change from my previous position in First Grade. I am a graduate of Atlantic High School, Northwest Missouri State University, and Peru State College. I love getting to have fun with the kids ALL the time. My husband Brice, daughter Lucy, and enjoy life in Massena, IA. Here's to a GREAT 2018-2019 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:
This is my first year teaching in the district. I grew up in Harlan, where I graduated high school in 2010. I then went to Iowa Western Community College and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Early Childhood Studies. While working as a paraprofessional at the Atlantic Early Learning Center, I completed my bachelors degree. I graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Elementary Education in May 2018. My husband, Jamie, and I live in Atlantic with our three daughters. I am excited to get started on my teaching journey and meeting all of the students!
I am a graduate of Simpson College and I am in my eighth year of teaching. I teach kindergarten at Washington Elementary and truly enjoy what I do every day. The kids are a true blessing in 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 four year old son named Reid and a 18 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"
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 email@example.com
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!
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 with an elementary education degree and endorsements in social studies, reading, and talented & gifted. I am married and have 4 children. One attends Central College (Go Dutch!), 1 attends DMACC (Go Bears!) 1 is a high school senior and one in elementary school. This is my 6th 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!
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 8th 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 sophomore and Colton is in 7th 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 12th 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.
This will be my first year with the Atlantic Community School District. In my last job I taught K-12 P.E & Health up in South Dakota for 3 years. I'm looking forward to teaching High School P.E & Health in your district. I have grown up with sports being a big part of my life. I now enjoy playing basketball, tennis, disc golf, racquetball, and other sports wheneven I get the chance. I am looking forward to helping students understand a variey of lifetime leisure activities that they will be able to play during high school and beyond once they graduate from Atlantic Community Schools. I'm looking forward to starting in a new school district and having a great year 1st year.
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I am a third 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 5th 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 (21), Karsyn (17), and Ava (13). 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.
This is my eighth year teaching Preschool in ACSD. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA's in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education and minors in Special Education and Literacy. I just completed my Master's in Special Education at the University of Nebraska - Omaha.