Mrs. Bartkiewicz
My name is Mrs. Susan Bartkiewicz.  I am the 4K/5K teacher here at Palmyra Elementary School.  I have been teaching in the Palmyra-Eagle District for 28 years now.  I began my teaching career here back in 1991.  I taught first grade from 1991-2001.  I taught fourth grade from 2001-2017.  From 2017-2018, I taught third grade.  This is my first year teaching 4 and 5 year old kindergarten!  So far, I'm really enjoying it!
  I love being a part of the PES community.  We are like a close knit family.  I have previous students that now have children of their own in my class.  It's an amazing feeling to hear that you have inspired hundreds of children over the years.  In 2008, I was nominated by teachers, parents, and students, both past and present, for the TOP TEACHER AWARD from WEAC and Today's TMJ4.  It was one of my most memorable experiences as a teacher!  In May of 2017, I was nominated by a family as being an inspirational educator.  I have my name engraved on a plaque at the MS/HS, as part of the Honor an Educator Wall.  In April of 2018, I was nominated as a distinguished and favorite educator, from a former student, who was a senior, now in college at Cornell University with a double major.  I attended an awards banquet sponsored by the Trailways Conference, where I was presented with a certificate and the student spoke in front of the crowd to give a speech about how I inspired her through her years as a student in the PEASD.  Also in May of 2018, I was nominated by another family as an honored educator and received my second plaque for the honor wall at the MS/HS.
I sure have had the opportunity to meet amazing parents and teach their children in the last 28 years.
 I feel privileged to teach in such a wonderful district! 

I graduated from UW-Whitewater as an undergrad in 1991, and received my Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist from UW-Whitewater in 1995.  I enjoy going to conferences and doing anything to further my learning as a professional.  You can never know enough.  That's what I love most about my job...there is always something exciting, and everyday is a new day to learn!  
I enjoy Zumba, making crafts, shopping, and I'm a WISCONSIN sports fanatic!  If the Packers, Brewers, Marquette, Bucks or Badgers are on TV, leave me alone!  
I have been married to my husband, Lonny for 19 years now.  Our anniversary is 9/11/99.   Lonny is a former student of the Palmyra-Eagle School District himself.  I taught 4th grade in the same room he had fourth grade in years ago.  He loved being in a small town growing up and graduated with only 95 students in his class.  We rescued a dog named, Frank James, from Chicago in 2015.  He's our buddy and we love him like a child.

Classroom Announcements
   The School Year has begun and I'm so excited to be teaching 4/5 K this year!  I love seeing the excitement on their faces when they learn a new letter or sound!

Every Monday in 4K, watch for the weekly newsletter to come home with your child.  The newsletter will let you know all of the exciting skills we worked on and any upcoming important events we are planning in class.  
As always, feel free to call or email me with any questions!