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Nicole Wittwer

Hello Kohler families, my name is Nicole Wittwer and I am thrilled to be teaching Junior Kindergarten this year. Although JK is new to me, the Kohler school district is not. I am a proud Kohler alumna (class of 1996) and feel blessed to be back to my “happy place” as both a teacher and parent to my two girls, Annabelle and Audrey.

After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000, I returned home and worked in Marketing/New Product Development at Kohler Company for 12 years. In 2012, I was blessed with the opportunity to stay home with my girls and pursue my passion for teaching. I have supported the community in various teaching roles ever since, serving as a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide for Kohler Elementary. Most recently, I held the position of Religious Education Director for K-6 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church.

I live in Kohler with my husband, Kirk, our two daughters, and our beloved Goldendoodle, Walter. In our spare time, you’ll find us cheering on the Bombers, tackling a DIY project, cooking, or traveling. I feel truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful school and village community, and I look forward to welcoming our youngest learners into the Kohler School family for many years to come!

Megan Wagner

Hello Kohler, my name is Ms. Megan Wagner and I will be teaching Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, and Intro to Chemistry and Physics. I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I just finished earning my Bachelors of Science in Education from Drake University and am overjoyed to join the Kohler community. In my free time I enjoy being outside camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I can’t wait to begin my career in the remarkable district of Kohler.

Colleen Ebersole

My name is Colleen Ebersole and I will be the Visual Arts long-term substitute teacher for the first couple of weeks of this school year. I grew up in Sheboygan County and graduated from Howards Grove High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. Shortly thereafter I began substitute teaching at several local school districts, including Kohler. In 2010 I held the elementary art long-term substitute position in Plymouth, followed by teaching summer school art class at Howards Grove. I enjoy substitute teaching because it gives me the opportunity to work with children of all Ages.

In the fall of 2010 I became a stay-at-home mom, but with our children now in school full-time I am ready to get back into teaching. I am looking forward to this opportunity of teaching visual arts and getting to know the students!

Derek D’Amico

I am super excited to be joining the Kohler School District as the new 4th grade teacher. I was born and raised in Sheboygan and graduated from UW-Whitewater this past December.

I discovered my joy for working with children at a young age myself. Ever since, I knew teaching would be a perfect profession for me. I was able to gain valuable experience substitute teaching in the Sheboygan Area School District this past spring.

In my free time, I enjoy staying active through rollerblading and biking. I also enjoy getting out and kayaking the Sheboygan river and other local areas. Having played many sports when I was younger, I am a huge sports fan now, particularly the Badgers and Packers.

I am looking forward to an awesome first year of teaching!

Choi Maner

Hello, I’m Mrs. Choi Maner and I will be teaching Biology. Honors Biology, AP Biology and Physical Science. I’ve always had a passion for learning and science as far as I can remember. I went to a science high school that’s run by the local university, University of Baguio, in my hometown in the Philippines. I have a B.S. in Development Communication with double majors in Science Communication and Educational Communication in 1999 at the University of the Philippines. I finished my M.A. in Education with specialization in Biology at the University of the Cordilleras in the Philippines, where I taught MS Science and HS Biology for 9 years, as well as IB DP Biology for 6 years at Brent International School. During this time, I was also one of the advisers for Student Council and a member of the Faculty Council for NHS for 3 years. I was also appointed as Head of the Science department for K-12 during my last three years in the school, with responsibilities that included curriculum mapping and horizontal and vertical curriculum alignment for all three campuses.  I was also an accreditation committee member for CIS, IBO and WASC during my tenure as a department head.

We moved here in the US in 2012 and took root in Wisconsin, where my husband is from. We live in Sheboygan and two of our children go to Kohler School (3rd and 4th grades).  Our eldest also went to Kohler School from 7-11th grade. I taught at Fond du Lac HS for 4 years, offering courses ranging from Biology 2, Human Anatomy & Physiology, PLTW-Human Body Systems, PLTW-Medical Interventions and AP Biology. I also taught CAPP Biology (Bio 105) as an adjunct at UW-Oshkosh. In the summer of 2016, I was chosen as one of the 3 participants of Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at the GLBRC at UW-Madison. This was a 7-week research immersion program and mentoring by a scientist on bioenergy research.  I am an AP reader for Biology and I participated in the Exam reading last June. On my free time, I enjoy doing art, cooking, gardening, photography, reading and traveling. I am currently working on my National Board Certification.

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