Online High School English Teachers

Christine Carlson, High School English Teacher

Christin Carlson has a passion for literature, writing, and working with kids.  She joined our English department in the 2019-20SY and is excited to start her new adventure with K12 high schools in WI!  Christine was born and raised in Minnesota, but now tells people she lives in Minnesconsin because it feels like home to her here. When she was little she knew she wanted to be either a rock star or a teacher and you can guess which career prevailed. On weekends you might find her hiking, kayaking, or cross country skiing - unless it’s a Sunday during the NFL season!

Dan Dondlinger, High School English Teacher

Teacher bio coming soon!

Max Folkman, High School English Teacher

Maxwell Folkman is excited to be teaching English with the Wisconsin Virtual Academy starting the 2019-20SY. This is his third year teaching, and, after taking last semester off to finish his Master’s degree in applied linguistics, he is excited to jump back into the classroom. Mr. Folkman is passionate about making sure his students are successful, develop a love for learning, and are prepared for their future. In his classroom, he likes to facilitate a collaborative environment where students have choices in their learning and are able to work together towards a common goal. In his free time, you can find him reading or playing the piano or guitar.

Eve Kaczmarek, High School English Teacher

Eve Kaczmarek earned her Undergrad - Middle School Education - from University of MO-St. Louis, her Masters in Curriculum and Staff Development from Cardinal Stritch, Milwaukee WI, and her Doctorate from the University of WI-Madison in Curriculum and Education Leadership. Dr. K has taught 6-12 English for honors, general, special education, and at risk students for many years. She has been an online college instructor for the past fifteen years. Eve is excited to join the WIVA team and return to high school teaching.

Desirae Nault, High School English Teacher

Desirae Nault graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in English education and went on to teach eighth grade language arts in the traditional environment.  Wanting to experience a new frontier in education, she joined the K12 team with the Arizona Virtual Academy in January of 2008 as the seventh grade English B teacher.  In May of 2008 she was given the opportunity to join the AZVA high school team and loved the accountability and rigor of the program. After moving back to Wisconsin in the fall of 2009, Mrs. Nault worked both as a high school and middle school teacher for WIVA. For the last two years, she has enjoyed teaching in the traditional classroom, but she is excited to be back in the virtual environment at WIVA!

Cassie O’Rourke, High School English Teacher

Teacher bio coming soon!

Ginger Riehle, High School English Teacher

Ginger Riehle graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with her master’s degree in English Literature in 2001, and has been teaching in brick and mortar schools for the past 14 plus years. Prior to teaching, Ginger was a reporter/editor for a local newspaper and a small trade magazine for about 10 years, having received a B.A. from NIU in journalism. Working with young people as a reporter, Ginger realized she had a desire to become a teacher. She took a class in online teaching about three years ago with the hope that one day she would be out of the traditional classroom and into a more exciting and challenging online environment. Her favorite part of teaching is making connections with students and seeing them grow to their full potential as readers and as writers.

Amelia Roehle, High School English Teacher

Amelia Roehl holds a bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis on English from UW-Whitewater, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing. She taught in a brick-and-mortar school for five years before entering the virtual arena. She lives in the Janesville area with her husband and three daughters. Amelia loves connecting with students and is excited to teach at WIVA.

Amber Van Hale, High School Language Arts Teacher

Amber Van Hale graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in speech communication. She earned a second bachelor's degree in 2004 in English from The College of St. Scholastica. She is certified to teach English in grades six through twelve. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Amber taught high school English for five years in brick–and–mortar schools in Minnesota. Her favorite part of teaching English is watching students explore literature and make connections with their own lives—and the world around them.