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Gifford School
8332 Northwestern Ave.
Racine, WI 53406

Phone: (262) 619-4550
Fax: (262) 619-4595

Gifford School Administration

Mary Cline
Principal
​mary.cline@rusd.org

Heather Bennett
Assistant Principal
1st, 5th and 6th grades
heather.bennett@rusd.org

Scott Campbell
Assistant Principal
2nd, 7th, and 8th grades
scott.campbell@rusd.org

Lewis Malczewski
Assistant Prinicpal
K, 3rd and 4th grades
lewis.malczewski@rusd.org

 

Support Staff
Samantha Thorson
Social Worker
samantha.thorson@rusd.org
Susan Podskarbi
Social Worker
susan.podskarbi@rusd.org
Sarah Patrick
Nurse
sarah.patrick@rusd.org
Kelly O'Donnell
Psychologist
kelly.o'donnell@rusd.org
Erin Leavitt
Counselor
erin.leavitt@rusd.org
 
Megan VanKoningsveld
Counselor
megan.vankoningsveld@rusd.org
 Counselor
 



Seth Marie Westfall

Instructional Coach
sethmarie.westfall@rusd.org
Office Staff  
Cindy Petersen
Secretary
cynthia.petersen@rusd.org
   
Kathy Kinsley
Records Clerk
kathy.kinsley@rusd.org
 Dawn Sturm
Attendance Clerk
dawn.sturm@rusd.org
 
Early Learning  
Lisa Govier
3K Speech Classroom
lisa.govier@rusd.org

Amy Lucarelli
4K PM Classroom
amy.lucarelli@rusd.org

Melissa Sabol
4K AM Classroom
melissa.sabol@rusd.org
 
 Nicole Sikora
4K Classroom
nicole.sikora@rusd.org
 
Christine Staszak
4K Classroom
christine.staszak@rusd.org
   
Kindergarten  
 Carrie Belec
Room 114
carrie.belec@rusd.org
 
Rebecca Bohn
Room 108
rebecca.bohn@rusd.org
 Donna Carre
Room 116
donna.carre@rusd.org
Cathy Conley
Room 118
cathy.conley@rusd.org
Teresa Losiniecki
Room 120
teresa.losiniecki@rusd.org
Sue Pena
Room 112
susan.pena@rusd.org
Aimee Wendt
Room 110
aimee.wendt@rusd.org
 
First Grade  
 Lindsay DeMatthew
Room 206
lindsay.dematthew@rusd.org
 
Jenee Fletcher
Room 208
jenee.fletcher@rusd.org
 Ann Kulp
Room 210
ann.kulp@rusd.org
Susan Kwapil
Room 212
susan.kwapil@rusd.org
 
Rebecca Oster
Room 216
 
Amy Rattle
Room 204
amy.rattle@rusd.org
 Sara Stewart
Room 202
sara.stewart@rusd.org
 
Second Grade  

Chris Brody
Room 222

Terri Demark-Russo
Room 226
 

Amy Mathew
Room 220
 
Michelle Miller
Room 218
michelle.miller@rusd.org
Carly Reidenbach
Room 230
 
 Melinda Schmidt
Room 224
Becky Steinbach
Room 228
 
Third Grade  
 Brooke Brusky
Room 233
 
Kayla Butterfield
Room 216
 Wendy Fleury
Room 143
Sarah Grycowski
Room 231
Jessica Myszewski
Room 147
 
Laurie Nikolic
Room 235
Katherine Vick
Room 145
 

 
     
Fourth Grade
 
 
 
Karen Myers
Room 64
 
Jean Szymanski
Room 65
 
 
Daena Voelz
Room 62
 
Kristi Walsko
Room 67
 
Kyla Wenger
Room 66
 
 
Beth Zuberbuehler
Room 63
     
Fifth Grade  
 
Karen Beard
Room 56
karen.beard@rusd.org
   
Jennifer Bersch
Room 57
jennifer.bersch@rusd.org
 
Stacey Kovacik
Room 53
stacey.kovacik@rusd.org
 
Stephanie Naegeli
 
Scott Sauder
Room 54
scott.sauder@rusd.org
   
Sixth Grade  
 
Renee Beguhl
Dream Team English
renee.beguhl@rusd.org
Deanna Forsythe
Team Perserverance Science
deanna.forsythe@rusd.org
 
Ashley Lipka
Team Perserverance Math
 
 
Amy Pollatz
Dream Team Science
amy.pollatz@rusd.org
 
Jennifer Wutt
Team Perserverance English
jennifer.wutt@rusd.org 
 
Susan Yonkovich
Dream Team Math
susan.yonkovich@rusd.org
 
Seventh/Eighth Grade  
 
Samantha Butler
7th English/8th History
samantha.butler@rusd.org
 
Mark Hicks
7th and 8th Math
mark.hicks@rusd.org
 
Amanda Neumann
7th Geography
amanda.neumann@rusd.org
 
 
Amanda Staniger
7th and 8th English
amanda.staniger@rusd.org

Rod Strutz
7th Math and Science
rodney.strutz@rusd.org
 
Nicole Wagner
7th and 8th Science
nicole.wagner@rusd.org
 
Allied Arts  
 
Alana Cacciotti 
3K-5th Art
alana.cacciotti@rusd.org

 
  Ken Heffel 
6th-8th Physical Education
ken.heffel@rusd.org
 
Angela Janota 
2nd-5th Orchestra
angela.janota-peavler@rusd.org
 
Steven Losiewicz 
5th-8th Band/Orchestra/Gen Mus
steven.losiewicz@rusd.org
 
Marianne Madden
3K-5th Physical Education
marianne.madden@rusd.org
 
 
Jenny McGowan
Family/Consumer Science
jennifer.mcgowan@rusd.org
 
 
 
  Heather Remington 
4K-5th Physical Education
heather.hearn@rusd.org
 
Jack Senzig
3K-5th music
jon.senzig@rusd.org
 
 
 
 
Jeremy Topczewski
4K-5th Art
jeremy.topczewski@rusd.org
 
Kari Young
6th-8th Physical Education
kari.young@rusd.org
 
Academic Support Teachers  

Paula Accola
Special Education Teacher
paula.accola@rusd.org

Melody Beighley
Speech Pathologist
melody.beighley@rusd.org
   

Becky DeRosia
Speech Pathologist
becky.derosia@rusd.org
 
Monica Fischer
Librarian
monica.fischer@rusd.org
 
 
Margie Harris
Special Education Teacher
margie.harris@rusd.org
Sarah Jacoby
Occupational Therapist
sarah.jacoby@rusd.org
 

Chris Marquardt
Special Education Teacher
christine.marquardt@rusd.org

Del Mravik
Adaptive Physical Education
delbert.mravik@rusd.org
Leah Polack
Physical Therapist
leah.polack@rusd.org
 

Mary Jo Schimanski
Special Education Teacher
mary.schimanski@rusd.org

Susan Sullivan
Special Education Teacher
susan.sullivan@rusd.org
   
Educational Assistants  
Sally Brach
Lunch Assistant
Amy Chernouski
Lunch Assistant

Janet Hart
4K AM assistant
janet.hart@rusd.org
 

Maggie Herman
Special Education EA
margaret.herman@rusd.org

Kathy Jakubiak
3K speech assistant
kathleen.jakubiak@rusd.org
 
Beth Jeppeson
4K AM assistant
beth.jeppeson@rusd.org
 
 
Sue Kaczmarowski
6th grade EA
sue.kaczmarowski@rusd.org

Melissa Kwiatkowski
4K PM assistant
melissa.kwiatkowski@rusd.org
Tracey Michna
Library assistant
 
 
 
Marija Nedeljkovic
4K PM assistant
marija.nedeljkovic@rusd.org

Carolyn Peterson
1st grade EA
carolyn.peterson@rusd.org
 
Maria Rivera
4K PM assistant
maria.rivera@rusd.org
 
 
Jill Sikora
5th grade EA
jill.sikora@rusd.org

Stevie Simonsen
4K PM assistant
stevie.simonsen@rusd.org

Cathy Topp
Nursing Assistant
cathy.topp@rusd.org
 

Sue Tryba
6th grade EA
susan.tryba@rusd.org

Bernie Ulcek
Kindergarten EA
bernadette.ulcek@rusd.org
Ryan Veselik
Hall monitor
ryan.veselik@rusd.org
 

Dianir Villarreal
2nd Grade EA
dianir.villarreal@rusd.org

Shelly Wilson
4th Grade EA
shelly.wilson@rusd.org