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 tenth 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 and 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.
I am an English teacher at Atlantic High School. I also teach courses in Speech, Theatre, and Debate. This will be my first 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
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.
2016-17 is my fourteenth 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.
This is my fifth 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.
Hello this is my first year at Atlantic Community School District and I am very excited to start the new school year. My hometown is Harlan Iowa. I recently graduated from Morningside College with a bachelor of arts degree in 5-12 Biology Education. I am also coaching sports at the junior high and high school levels. My goal is to cultivate a passion for life-long learners. #TrojanPride
My name is Brielle Cerven, and this is my fifth year as the coordinator of the ESL program for Atlantic Community Schools. I work with the ESL students in all of the building 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 lead! I'm a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. This is my ninth year in the district! I've taught Title I Reading and 4th grade.
I am married to Neil Clark, a banker in Exira. We have 2 daughters. Molly is a banker (like her dad) in Minneapolis, and Katy is at Iowa studying to be a teacher (like her mom). I teach Special Ed. (4-8) and love it.
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 9 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 three children, wife and I reside here 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 ten 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.
I am the Technology Resource Integrationist for the Atlantic Community School District. My area of emphasis is to help integrate technology into the general classroom setting. I have facilitated ACSD in the process of becoming a Google for Education School as well as a 1 to 1 high school. As a lifetime learner myself I love to share the knowledge I am gaining with those who can utilize it in any way they can. I have been a presenter at Green Hills-21st Century Learners' Conference ('12, '13, '14), IWCC Working Connections (‘15), SWI Google Summit ('13, '14), 1 to 1 Conference ('14, ‘15, '16), and IASBO ('16). I am Google Certified Educator Level 2 and Google for Education Certified Trainer.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou“
This is my fifth 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 hospital 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.
This is my second 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 23rd year of teaching and I look forward to every year! This is my 2nd 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 third year teaching. I majored in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement and a minor in Spanish. I am so excited to start my third year here at Schuler!
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 just over a decade 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.
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"Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is, it expresses never the exact thing but a compromise - that which is common to you, me, and everybody." ~Thomas Earnest Hulme, Speculations, 1923
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 S&P students and honestly love going to work every day. I have two children, Tatum and Benjamin. Both are now in the High School. 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. Upon graduation I spent 2 years substitute teaching before getting a full time PE position within the Des Moines Diocese for the past 3 years. This will be my first year teaching in Atlantic, and I am very excited to be a part of the community.
Hi! This is my fifth year here at the Atlantic Middle School. I'm the LindaMood Bell Reading Specialist. I'm looking forward to a great 2016-2017 school year. I love teaching and working with students. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids Jack and Kate, golfing with my husband, running, and just being with my family.
Here is a link for more information on the LindaMood Bell Program.
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 16-17 school year marks 33 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 first year teacher for fourth grade at Schuler Elementary this year. I recently graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. I will also be coaching JV volleyball and am the assistant varsity volleyball coach. I am looking excited to be a part of the Atlantic Community School District!
This is my fifth 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 am currently getting my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Peru State University and will finish this December!
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 second 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.
The 2014 - 2015 school year will mark my 2nd year in the Atlantic Community School District. In additon to being the 7th grade social studies teacher at the middle school, I am also the head boys basketball and track coach at the high school. Go Trojans!
It is hard to believe, but this will be my ninth year as an elementary teacher! It is my fifth 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. 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 look forward to every year of teaching a new group of eager students!
This is my 14th year with Atlantic Community Schools. and my 5th 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 twin granchildren that are nearly 2 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!
This year will be my first year teaching after completing my schooling at Iowa State University. I am very passionate about teaching and I am looking foward to my first year teaching preschool here in Atlantic and becoming a Trojan again.
This will be my first 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 third year in Atlantic. This year I will be 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 feel my experience in both Kinder and 2nd grade will help me as I transition back to 1st grade. I'll know what the kids bring to the table and know what they need to know as they move on to 2nd grade.
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 am married to Jeff Kool, who is the Animal Health Manager at ReNew Ag Supply. We were married in October. I'm originally from Glenwood, Iowa. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing sports. I love hanging out with my family and friends. I am very close with my cousins and enjoy spending time with their kids--and spoiling them!
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 25 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, is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Lauren, is a junior at the University of Iowa. We are Hawkeye fans.
This is my third year teaching in the district and my 11th 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, 5-yr old son, Bryson, and 2-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 teaching career 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 10th 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 second 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 volleyball for my second year at EHK-E. I am very excited to start my second year teaching in the Atlantic School District!
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 currently beginning my third 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 second year teaching 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and this past May graduated from Walden University with my Master's in Reading and Literacy.
Along with teaching, I also coach volleyball and softball. I am now starting my 7th season as the junior varsity and assistant varsity softball coach and will also be coaching 8th grade volleyball this fall as well.
Check out our Softball website:
or Follow us on Twitter at @TrojanSB72
"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" ~GHANDI
This is my sixth year teaching kindergarten in Atlantic. I am looking forward to another year of learning and growing with my students! I completed my Bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa and love to visit for Hawkeye games. I have also completed my Master's degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.
I am a graduate of Simpson College and I am in my sixth 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 two year old son named Reid and a newborn 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 18 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"
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 10th 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!
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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 4th 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
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 8th grader at Atlantic Middle School and Colton a 5th grader at Schuler Elementary. I enjoy following Iowa State Basketball/Football, refereeing basketball, starting track meets, running, hunting, and fishing.
I am currently 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 in 8th grade and Colton is in 5th grade.
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 October of 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 fifth 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 teach 6th grade language arts at Atlantic Middle School. I enjoy working with the amazing sixth grade students at AMS. My family relocated to Atlantic five 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 10th 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 first 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 3rd grade at Washington.
This is my 2nd 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 (18), Karsyn (14), and Ava (10). 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.
Hi - my name is DeeAnn Schreiner. I am originally from LeMars Iowa and went to Gehlen Catholic Schools. I then went on to Iowa State University and graduated with a Hotel - Restaurant and Institution Management and a minor in business. After graduation I worked for Bishops Cafeterias as the food and Beverage Manager. I then stayed in the food service industry and worked for Pegler Sysco in Lincoln. At that time I married the love of my life and moved to Atlantic in 1991. My husband Dan works in foodservice as well as a salesman for Reinhart Foodservice. I have 3 children who are my whole world. Sarah lives in DesMoines and works in the fashion industry. My son Mark is a senior at Iowa State University and my youngest daughter Emily is a junior here at Atlantic. We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Ireland. What a trip. We love to travel and am looking forward to retirement so we can see the world. I have been the Food Service Director in our district for 9 years and really enjoy the many challenges of my job. I love seeing the kids everyday- highlight of my day. Time flies in this job as we are always busy and there is never a dull moment. If I can ever be of service to you or your children please come and see me. Have a fantastic day. DeeAnn
This is my sixth 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.
I have worked in the Atlantic Community School District for 5 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.
Bachelor's in Biology
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Master's in Educational Leadership
Iowa State University
Certificate of Advanced Studies
I am married to Kara Sherman and we reside in Red Oak, Iowa with our three children. I have been in education for over 20 years.