Keri Simacek

Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/ripon.k12.wi.us/mrs-simacek/
Phone9207484695
Email (Personal)kerisimacek@gmail.com
Email (School)simacekk@ripon.k12.wi.us
BiographyI am originally from Richfield, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. This means I love loons, the Minnesota state bird. My family still lives there, and I enjoy visiting them. I have been married since 1994. We have a fifteen year old daughter, Jenna. She is a sophomore at Lumen Charter High School where she enjoys choir, one-act play, cheer & stunt, and band. We live in the country near Princeton. This summer, we enjoyed camping, reading, and swimming. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I had experience teaching 1st -5th graders in the Eau Claire Area School District. I earned a Master's of Science Degree in Education-Reading with a 4.0 GPA in 1998 at UW-Oshkosh. I taught a 4th/5th split during the 1992-93 school year in Princeton. The following year, I taught Reading to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Princeton Middle School. This is my 21st year teaching at Quest/Murray Park. I have also worked with children ages 6-14 in Richfield's summer park program for four summers. In addition to teaching, I enjoy snorkeling, reading, scrapbooking, watching snowmobile races, and music. Extracurricular Activities: Student Council Advisor; Student Council Memory Book Committee Advisor; Project Madog Assistant Director; Science Fair Co-Director; BRAVE teacher Background/Experience: Master of Science-Reading; UW-Oshkosh Bachelor of Science-Elementary Education, Minor-Language Arts; UW-Eau Claire 5th Grade Quest Teacher in Ripon 2010-present 4th Grade Teacher in Ripon 1994-2010 Teacher since 1992 Wisconsin Elementary & Middle Level Science Teachers WEST Grant, 2004 Promising Practice Award for Project Madog - Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council, 2003 Jean I. Caudle Graduate Reading Award, UW-Oshkosh, 1999 Wisconsin Elementary & Middle Level Science Teachers - Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 1998 UWEC Student Leadership Award, 1992 Girl Scout Gold Leadership Award, 1987; Girl Scout Leader-present