The teachers and staff at Kradwell School are experienced and dedicated professionals, committed to building a learning environment that empowers and accepts every student for who they are. They enjoy working one-on-one with students, and truly embrace the differences that make each person special. Many have a long tenure with Kradwell, which speaks to their passion for educating, mentoring, and helping students rise up to reach their full potential.
Mary Helen joined the faculty in 2006 as a Special Education/Middle School Teacher. She was named Assistant Principal in January 2013 and has been Principal since 2015. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing games, and listening to good music.
Karen joined the Kradwell staff as a substitute teacher in May of 2011. She joined the faculty as a Middle School Teacher in January of 2013 and was named the Community Impact Coordinator in 2016. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.
I enjoy hiking and camping with my family.
Jay has taught at Kradwell since 1993. He has a B.S. in Secondary Education from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I enjoy traveling the US (especially to see historical sites). I am an avid viewer of baseball, hockey, and football, and still enjoy playing golf, bowling, and the occasional softball game.
Jon joined the Kradwell faculty in 1998. He has a B.A. in History from St. Norbert's College and an M.S. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I like to read and spend time outdoors.
Janelle joined the Kradwell faculty in 2005. She has a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and an M.E. in Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University.
I enjoy hiking, biking, cooking, and gardening.
Dianne joined the Kradwell faculty in 2010. She has a B.S. in Learning Disabilities from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Cardinal Stritch University, and a M.A. in Reading from Cardinal Stritch University.
I enjoy my Wheaten Terrier, cooking, and traveling.
Kristin joined the Kradwell team in February 2019 and has worked for Aurora since 2010. Most recently she attended Concordia University for Health Care Management and hopes to finish her degree in the near future.
In my free time, I love spending time outdoors with my husband, children and pets. Swimming, bicycling and trying new recipes are some of my favorite hobbies.