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The teacher's and staff at Lake Geneva Schools are dedicated, talented, and wonderful individuals.  Every day they work with children to provide every student an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens and inspires life-long learning. 

Let's take a moment to get to know these remarkable individuals.

Each week, we will post a short bio featuring one teacher or staff member.  Visit this page for updates or follow us on Facebook @LakeGenevaSchools
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October 2, 2018

Mrs. Britt Ecklund | Star Center Elementary School

Mrs. Britt EckludMy name is Mrs. Ecklund, and I am a second-grade teacher at Star Center. I have been teaching there since 2004 after I graduated from North Central College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I obtained my Master’s degree in Teaching and Leadership in 2008 from Saint Xavier University. I absolutely love watching my students grow into independent, respectful, and kind learners during the school year! Star Center is a special place to be because of the amazing teachers and staff, supportive parents, and wonderful students! My goal is to help students develop a love for learning and also be kind, caring members of our community! Outside of school, you can find me spending time with my family (I have a wonderful husband and two amazing boys), or swimming/biking/running! I love spreading inclusion by helping people with disabilities participate in races like triathlons or half-marathons with an organization called myTeam Triumph!


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October 10, 2018

Mrs. Morgan DeBaere | Lake Geneva Middle School

Morgan DeBaere My name is Mrs. DeBaere and I teach 7th grade Language Arts at LGMS. After graduating from Badger High School, I attended UW-La Crosse and then UW-Whitewater. I graduated from UWW with a degree in English. After a few years of working as an underwriter for a mortgage company, I decided to go back to school to find something I was passionate about. I attended Aurora University at the George Williams campus and graduated with honors. I received my Master’s degree in secondary education. I have worked at LGMS since 2007. My favorite part of my job is connecting with students. I feel like having and creating a rapport with students is fundamental to the learning environment. Additionally, being a part of students’ success is very rewarding along with being able to continue learning as an adult. My goal is to help each student succeed, to become lifelong learners, and readers. I very much enjoy being in the community of which I grew up. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy watching various Netflix series and reading. 

 

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Mr. Jake Kiefer | Badger High School 


Jake Kiefer, BHSRoosevelt? Churchill? Napoleon?...Kiefer?!?! Greetings!! My name is Mr. Kiefer and I am fortunate enough to teach about many great historical figures, like the ones mentioned above, as a history teacher at Badger High School. I teach AP European History and Integrated World Studies both consisting of mainly sophomores. I graduated from UW-La Crosse in the winter of 2013 and have been teaching at Badger for five years. During the summer I work for the City of Lake Geneva’s Street Department, which I have been doing for the past nine years. My favorite part of being a teacher is getting the opportunity to have so many different personalities and characters come through my door every day and getting the opportunity to interact with them. My goal is to help the wide variety of students that I get to be around and help them become the best version of themselves, both as a student and as a person. I love being at Badger because of the relationships that are created with students and co-workers, on top of the positive culture that our school has created. Outside of school, you can find me doing one of my favorite hobbies, running around our beautiful area. Whether it is around my home in Walworth, or with members of the Badger Cross Country team in Lake Geneva, I go for a run every day after school as a way to decompress and stay in shape. I can also be found cheering on my favorite professional sports teams, the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks.

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