Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools welcomes eight new teachers, who were on campus for the first time as official WDC staff on Monday. The teachers attended an orientation session at WDC Elementary School where each teacher was assigned a mentor-teacher to help with the transition. The orientation session was coordinated by WDC music teacher, Mike Ortmann.
WDC extends a warm Wolverine welcome to Chelsey Weiss, grade 4; Andrew Waldbillig, grade 4; Bethany Danielson, K-6 art/graphic design; Jason Mielke, grade 6; Cami Oakes, high school special education; Zachary Martin, grade 5; Nicole Schumacher, grade 3; and Mike Shrode, high school engineering/technology.
WDC welcomes back Holly Becker, high school math teacher, who returns from maternity leave, as well as Kali Matthiesen, who taught at WDC a few years ago and is now back as a second-grade teacher. The eight teacher openings at WDC are due to retirements.
Back-to-School open houses are scheduled at Deer Creek School on Monday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the elementary school, preschool and M State from 4 to 6 p.m.
WDC School’s first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 6.