|WELCOME to the LEDGE!|
I am delighted to welcome Dr. Jill (Hebert) Carlson and Mr. Michael Kieser to our high school faculty. Both Dr. Carlson and Mr. Kieser join us as part-time teachers during the 2022-23 school year.
Dr. Jill Carlson is a tenured Associate Professor of English at Marian University, where she also serves as Co-Director of the Honors Program and is Coordinator of Dual Enrollment. Before coming to Marian University, Dr. Carlson served at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas from 2009-2022.
She earned her PhD at Western Michigan University, her Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and her BA from College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. Her areas of English research, and interest include Late Medieval literature, British Romantic, and British Victorian literature. At SMSA, Dr. Carson will be teaching British Literature I & II. She will be happy to share insight from her Dissertation publication “Shapeshifter: The Manifestations of Morgan le Fay.”
Mr. Michael Kieser recently retired from the West Bend School District where he served as a full-time social studies teacher at West Bend East High School from 1992-2022. He taught for Westfield Public Schools from 1987-1990. Mr. Kieser has taught US History, Economics, Government and Law, and AP Government and Politics. At SMSA, Mr. Kieser will teach the required American Government course that prepares students for the State Civics Exam.
In addition to his teaching certifications and experience, Mr. Kieser also has extensive background with athletics as a basketball and baseball coach and certified WIAA official in basketball, baseball and softball. He holds Master Level WIAA certification as a softball and baseball umpire. Mr. Kieser coordinated the assigning of officials for both West Bend East and West High Schools. He is proud of his family roots in Abbotsford, Wisconsin and of being captain of the UW-Eau Claire Baseball team.
The addition of Dr. Carlson and Mr. Kieser continues our tradition of excellent teaching on the Ledge. We are blessed that they have chosen to share their talents and interests with our Ledgers.
I invite you to return to this column each week to learn more about other members of our faculty. I will highlight different high school teachers each week this fall in the eLedger.
HIGH SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: SEPTEMBER 14
On Wednesday, September 14, all parents are invited to the Ledge for “Back to School Night.” Reservations or RSVP’s are not needed. Parents are asked to arrive by 6:30pm and will be given a copy of their daughter/son’s course schedule upon arrival. Beginning promptly at 6:35pm, parents will follow their student’s schedule to each classroom to meet teachers and receive an overview of course content, objectives and student expectations. Each class will last 10 minutes and parents will be able attend all 8 periods of their students Master Schedule – ending by 8:30pm. When STUDY HALL appears on the schedule, parents will have the opportunity to meet with administration for a chance to discuss Covenant and Handbook questions.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.
High School Principal