High School Electives Teachers

Jeanne Boettcher, High School Spanish Teacher

Jeanne Boettcher is a graduate of UW-Madison and has her bachelor's degree in Spanish and education, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She is currently completing her certifications in bilingual education and social studies from Edgewood College and UW-Oshkosh. She has taught K–12 Spanish for 20 years and spent 15 years teaching post-secondary college transfer courses at Madison College.

Kathie Kinnaman, High School Foreign Language Teacher

Kathie Kinnaman is a graduate of UW-Madison where she received both her BS and master's degree. Kathie started French in the Janesville schools and taught in Madison and Sun Prairie before moving to Neenah in 1988. She has 24 years of experience teaching all levels of French at Neenah High School.

Karen Ogier, High School Family and Consumer Economics Teacher

Karen Ogier graduated from Cardinal Stritch College in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education.  In 1995, Karen received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University.  She taught family and consumer education in the Mequon Thiensville School District for 32 years. Karen is excited to be part of the ever changing and challenging world of education.

Bennett West, High School German Teacher

Bennett West has his BA in International Studies and German from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He spent his Junior Year as a student at the Albert Ludwig's Universitat in Freiburg, Germany. After five years working for an international trading company located in New York he moved to Wisconsin to become a teacher. He received his BS from UW-Madison in 1993 and is certified in German, History, Broadfield Social Studies, Political Science and Economics. In 2001 he completed his Masters in Technology in Education from Lesley University. Bennett has 15 years experience teaching High School level German, and has extensive travel experience in the German speaking countries.