High School Electives Teachers

David “Pat” Acker, High School Business Education Teacher

Pat Acker has degrees in history (BA) and business (MBA) both from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, he has a certificate in geographic information systems from UW-Whitewater and an insurance license in health and life from the State of Wisconsin. He earned his teaching certification from Project Teaching/Norda, and is certified to teach history, broad field social studies, political science, economics, geography, and business education. Pat has experience in the Sun Prairie, Monona, and Madison School districts working in the areas of social studies, business, and special education. He also spent several years working with elementary school children at the YMCA and MSCR in Madison. Before becoming involved in education, Pat worked in business in the private and government sectors. He is a strong believer in character development and feels virtual education is a tremendous way to achieve that. He enjoys building relationships with students and parents while being able to teach subjects he loves.

Allyson Betker, High School Technology Teacher

Bio coming soon!

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.

Darrell Cronkright, High School Technology Teacher

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Maureen Madden, High School French Teacher

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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.

Jenny Rodman, High School Phy Ed, Health & AVID Teacher

Teacher bio coming soon!

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.