John Burton has been with STEM since it opened, with this school year being his 36th. He teaches Math 6, Math 6A, Sixth Grade Boot Camp, Future City STEaM Project as well. He graduated from UW-Whitewater for his undergraduate and received his Masters Degree from Marian University. Mr. Burton was born and raised in Waukesha, in fact went to Saratoga for elementary school. He also coaches football for Waukesha West, and has done so for 16 years. He has two children, a son (28) and daughter (22), and has been happily married to his wife for 37 years! Mr. Burton enjoys spending time with his family, riding bicycles, and getting away on his motorcycle. If you need to contact him, his email is email@example.com. Mr. Burton also Tweets daily updates for his classes, follow him on Twitter at #BurtonStem.
Bryn Grosskopf has been with STEM for six years, with this school year being her seventh. She teaches 7th and 8th grade math, Algebra 1, and STEaM. She went to Carroll University for her undergraduate and masters degree. Ms. Grosskopf is originally from IL, but has been living in downtown Milwaukee for six years now, and enjoys spending time playing volleyball a few nights a week, reading, taking bike rides, working out, and being social! If you need to contact Ms. Grosskopf, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to know what’s going on during the week, follow her on Twitter @blg0416 to see what the kids are working on.
Krista Hemphill is in her 6th year at STEM, 14th year of teaching overall. She teaches Math 6A/7A, Math 7, Algebra I, and various STEaM projects. She graduated from Carroll University for her undergraduate degree where she played basketball for the Pioneers, and then went on to earn her Masters Degree from Cardinal Stritch University. Mrs. Hemphill was born and raised in Waukesha, graduating from Waukesha West. She is married with two children - one son (5 years old) and one daughter (3 years old). She loves spending time with her family camping, hiking, biking, playing/watching sports, and playing board games. If you need to contact Mrs. Hemphill, please email her at email@example.com.
Chris Wray is in his 5th year at STEM. He teaches 8th Grade Math and Geometry, and facilitates students who are working independently on Algebra 2 or other high school math classes. He is also one of the facilitators for the Riding For Focus Cycling STEaM Project. Mr. Wray grew up in the Appleton area, but has lived in Waukesha for the past 8 years. He went to Lakeland College near Sheboygan for his undergrad and completed his Masters in Curriculum & Instruction through UW-Whitewater this past summer. He has two very cute daughters who are 3 years old and 7 years old. He loves sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track especially. He coaches track at STEM in the spring and enjoys running with the cross country team or playing basketball with the students when he gets the opportunity. Mr. Wray’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Jarolimek, also known as Mrs. J. is our Math Interventionist, aka Math Motivator. She graduated UW-Oshkosh and is certified 5-12 in math, and PK-12 in reading. She completed her Curriculum and Instruction Masters Degree from UW-Milwaukee. Julie has taught middle school, high school, and college. On the side, she is a creator and owner of Internet Ecommerce Business, with affiliations to GE, Rockwell, Quad, NFL, Google, Mattel, Reebok, and New Era. Julie created the Singletree Subdivision Summer Garage Program. She’s had a variety of jobs at car dealerships, restaurants, and County Stadium/Miller Park.
For those of you who would like an overview of information about the math program here at STEM, please click on this link. Please take time to read through that presentation, so you are aware of what’s going on in your student’s math life. We all share out our daily agenda/tasks through Google Slides. Mr. Burton uses Twitter to send out his daily tasks in addition to the Google Slide; you can follow him with the Twitter Handle @BurtonStem.
If you have any questions, please let us know! We look forward to going into more detail in October, and share what we have accomplished so far!
The Math Team