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Elk Mound welcomes new teachers

ELK MOUND — Five new teachers join the Elk Mound School District this year, two at Mound View Elementary, two at the high school and one will share time at the middle school and the high school.

Alisa Frinack graduated from Lake  Holcombe High School in 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from UW-Stevens Point in 2004.  She will be teaching third grade for the district and has taught in Wautoma, Pardeeville and Chippewa Falls. Alisa moved with her family to Elk Mound last year and teaching in the district will allow her be near her children.

Renee Andraschko is a 1998 graduate of Menomonie High School and a 2003 UW-Stout graduate with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After teaching in Elmwood, she will be a kindergarten teacher at Mound View.

Samantha Weix is a familiar name around Elk Mound, graduating from the high school in 2008. She received a degree in Physical Education from UW-Eau Claire in 2013 and taught in the Amery School District before accepting the job at her alma mater. Samantha wanted to get back to this area and will teach high school physical education and health.

Logan Roshell is also an Elk Mound alumni, graduating in 2009. He earned a degree in Social Studies Education from UW-Eau Claire in 2013 and will be teaching ninth grade U.S. history and world politics. He has taught in the West Milwaukee District and is looking forward to being back in this area.

And another Elk Mound graduate. Nicole Blaskowski is looking forward to teaching in her former school.  After graduation in 1998, Nicole went on to UW-Stout for degrees in Art Education, receiving one in 2005 and another in 2007. She will teach art for grades 6, 7 and 8 and also in the high school.