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Teacher Retirements Announced

Eleven teachers will retire from the Muskego-Norway School District at the end of the school year.

As the school year heads into its third quarter, resignations have been announced for the following teachers:

Mary Ajack, Muskego High School, Performing Arts
Deborah Brownlow, Lake Denoon Middle School 7th grade math
Ellen Buhrandt, MHS, Special Education 
Sharon Dangelo-Carter, Muskego High School, Biology
Mary Hintz, Tess Corners Elementary, 3rd grade
Nancy Ihrcke, MHS, Architecture
Laurie Kaczmarek, MHS, History
Marlene Petersen, substitute teacher
Janet Phillips, MHS, Special Education
Suzanne Ricca, MHS, English
Therese Rilling, Lake Denoon Social Studies and Literacy 

The Muskego-Norway School Board announced the resignations and approved them at their meeting on Monday night. The retirements will be effective June 30, 2013.

1600penn.ave February 15, 2013 at 07:46 PM
I have talked to many teachers and they love teaching, but now hate being teachers. Thank you Act 10.
dgd February 16, 2013 at 02:54 AM
I am a teacher who LOVES to teach children. However, there is way too much paper work involved. We have to document every time you teach a subject. Children need time to learn and should be able to do so in a relaxing natural way without a teacher having to stop teaching to document the children's responses. Teachers have very little support and are always being watched to find something wrong. Teachers you for all your hard work and you are doing a great job!
Bailey Quarters February 16, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Since Dr. Schoeder left I have observed an exodus of staff from Muskego Norway schools. One has to speculate that they are not happy in the direction the district is going since his departure. Plus as 1600 penn and dgd said Act 10 has left teachers with far less protections than they had before.
Mr.CommonSense February 16, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Protection????? Protection from what?? These teachers made a choice....thank you for all you have done. Maybe if the helicopter parents could relax a bit, the teachers could start teaching and stop parenting.. good luck in your future jobs...
SBR February 16, 2013 at 09:07 PM
He's been gone for only 7 months! This is the first crop to leave and if I remember a lot less than in years past.
Dan B February 17, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Thank you act 10 for protecting us from the criminal scam known as the WEA health care. The tax payers now are no longer paying for these outrageous over inflated collectively bargained mandated costs. The collusion that was going on between the school boards and wea was equal to organized crime acts of the past and because it was "for the Children" they got a pass. Teachers, this was the doing of your union! your union and union hand picked school board members stole from us the tax payers. Shame Shame. You may get some respect when you do admit what was going on was wrong. We all pay for a portion of health care and retirement. Welcome to the real world. I wish I only payed 12% Your pay and benefits are still excellent, realize what you have and what you would get doing something different and thank God you have the opportunity you have and can make a difference in so many children's lives.
1600penn.ave February 17, 2013 at 05:52 PM
SBR....Not only are these teachers leaving, the budget director, building and grounds director, assistant superintendant, and several principals and vice principals have left. Common Sense you are 100% right about helicopter parents but todays administrators need to join that battle and support their teachers. Talk to people that work in a school; teachers, janitors, even the lunch ladies and they'll tell you how the higher-ups will throw you under the bus rather than defend you.
Kaari Olson March 02, 2013 at 08:49 PM
I am deeply honored to be a member of this exceptional educational organization. This educational entity organizes itself around strategically ensuring the success of it’s students everyday. We have community members and families who care deeply about strong learning outcomes for their students. We have a board of education who works tirelessly to provide students with the resources and benefits of an educational system designed to prepare them for post secondary success with a thoughtful emphasis on fiscal responsibility. We are comprised of educators who spend endless hours to guarantee student achievement. They care deeply about each student’s developmental readiness, acquisition of learning targets (standards), and preparedness for post secondary success. While we face challenges, like every other educational organization, our system perseveres on behalf of students because we know how much it matters.

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