About 30 new teachers are joining the Elmbrook School District this year, and Brookfield Patch is introducing some to the community as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.
Today, we feature teacher Gabbie Shiels.
Teaching assignment: I am teaching at Pilgrim Park Middle School, and part of the 8th Grade Black House where I will be teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and Communicative Arts. I will be helping with cross country, as well.
Hometown, current community: I was born in Beaver Dam, WI but grew up in Lake Mills. I currently live in New Berlin.
Education, experience: I attended Wisconsin Lutheran College and graduated in May of 2012. Last year, I had a residency at Dixon Elementary in 5th grade.
Why did you choose Elmbrook? For the past year and a half, I have completed my field work requirements in Elmbrook, and have been surrounded by incredibly passionate teachers who want to inspire their students to succeed, dedicated parents, and students who are excited to learn. When it was time to apply for teaching jobs, Elmbrook was my top choice!
Hobbies: I enjoy all sports, watching and playing them. I especially love running and basketball. I am currently training for the Green Bay Marathon! I love to spend time crawled up on the couch reading a good book.
Favorite vacation: My favorite vacation has been to Florida, where I got to truly relax and lay in the sun by the ocean for an entire week!