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Boyceville welcomes five new teachers

by Marlys Kruger

There will be five new teachers in the hallowed halls of Tiffany Creek Elementary School and the high school for the Boyceville School District this year.

Jadra Peterson, a native of Colfax, will be teaching first grade after earning a degree in Elementary Education-Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence from UW-Eau Claire in 2015. This is her first teaching job and she believes she will enjoy teaching in a small school that is close to home. She will also coach middle school volleyball.

Beth Heifner is teaching kindergarten for one year and lives in Boyceville. She is from Barrett, MN and graduated from Minnesota State-Mankato with an Elementary Education degree. This is her first teaching job and she is a volunteer volleyball coach for sixth graders.

Jacob Peterson will teach fifth grade for the district in his first teaching job since graduating from UW-La Crosse in 2015 with an Elementary-Middle School Education degree. His hometown is Nekoosa, WI and he accepted the position because he saw and heard what a great community Boyceville is and he wanted to be a part of it. He will be working with the high school cross country and track and field teams as well as teaching.

The new high school English teacher will be RuthAnn Ledgerwood from Watertown, WI. RuthAnn graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in 2009 with a degree in Humanities-English and Music Performance then earned her teaching license from Concordia University in 2015. She taught for two years in Saipan, MP which is on the Mariana Islands. She is excited to teach in a community that seems so supportive of education.

Joining her at the high school is Jenna Willi in science/biology. She has five years teaching experience from George-Little Rock School District in George, Iowa. She hails from Hawarden, Iowa and received her degree in Biology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Jenna and her husband (who works for the New Richmond News) moved to Boyceville this summer and she may possibly help with some extra curricular activities as the year goes on.