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Behind The Desk: Mr. Nelson

Behind The Desk: Mr. Nelson

Julian Contreras November 26, 2022

Do you feel welcome working and coaching in the Wauwatosa School District? Yes, the team is very welcoming and I was lucky to have last year as an assistant coach so I already know and have relationships...

New Teacher Feature: Mr. Piotrowski

New Teacher Feature: Mr. Piotrowski

Maria Sapida, East Staff Writer November 16, 2022

  How long have you been working in education?  This is my 14th year teaching!   Why did you go into teaching?  I liked working with kids when I was in high school, and I've...

Behind the Desk: Mr. Mateske

Behind the Desk: Mr. Mateske

November 11, 2022

How long have you been teaching? I've been at West for 18 or 19 years. So one of the reasons that I was being considered at Wauwatosa was because the principal at the time, Tom Steiner, who the Steiner...

Behind The Desk: Ms. Bhagwat

Behind The Desk: Ms. Bhagwat

Skye Mai and Eun Tomlin November 10, 2022

What does your education background look like? So I kind of had a weird path to education. I went to UCLA for my undergrad. And I originally wasn't sure what I wanted to be. I thought I wanted to be...

Behind The Desk: Miss Tess

Behind The Desk: Miss Tess

Mya Wollert and Vanessa Henderson November 7, 2022

What led you into education? I actually didn't want to be a teacher for a long time because my mom was a teacher. And growing up, somebody had told me like, Oh, your mom's a teacher. That means you're...

Behind the Desk: Mr. Hull

Behind the Desk: Mr. Hull

Brady Metzner and Julian Contreras November 3, 2022

How did you adapt to be a better teacher during the pandemic? So how did you adapt to continue teaching as best you can? So those were some weird times at first. I mean, nobody knew what to do. Because...

Behind The Desk: Mrs. Folta

Behind The Desk: Mrs. Folta

Sarah Heimerl, East Staff Writer October 28, 2022

What do you teach? I currently teach three sections of Geometry and two sections of Algebra 2. However, I have taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and GED prep in my time as a teacher.  What...

Behind The Desk: Ms. Lamers Hernandez

Behind The Desk: Ms. Lamers Hernandez

Mariana Perez, East Staff Writer October 19, 2022

Ms. Lamers Hernandez is the new mental health specialist at Tosa East. What do you do as a mental health specialist/school social worker? “I support student’s mental health and wellness needs....

Behind the Desk with Mr. Howard

Behind the Desk with Mr. Howard

Camille Socol and Ella Jones September 28, 2022

  Mr. Howard is a social studies teacher of six years that became a Tosa West teacher in December of 2021, about a month before the end of first semester last year. Did your own high school...

Behind The Desk: Mr. Manke

Behind The Desk: Mr. Manke

Andrew Holton, East Staff Writer September 26, 2022

What do you teach? I teach band at both East and Longfellow. I also teach Digital Music at Tosa East. What do you do with your free time? I spend a lot of time outdoors. I’m an avid rock climber...

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