About the Teachers

Hi! I'm Ms. Mestelle. I am so excited to be back with the Atwater Crew this year. This year I am starting year 15 as a teacher. In my real life, I am a mom to two spunky kids, Jack (8) and Tessa (5) who take up all of my free time. I graduated from UW-Madison in 2006 and love going back to visit the campus and take in any kind of Badger sporting event. I live in Wauwatosa with my family who also includes my husband, Matt, a Physical Therapist. We love going to the beach and traveling as a family.

Hi! I'm Ms. Moehrke. I am excited to be joining the 6th grade Crew at Atwater this year. I graduated from UW- Madison in 2015 and worked in advertising for a year before I decided to get my teaching certification. I spent the past two years teaching 6th grade ELA at Whitnall Middle School in Greenfield. I currently live in Shorewood and love spending time near Lake Michigan. In my free time, I also enjoy going for runs, cooking, gardening, reading and hanging out with my cat, Bango.

Hi! I'm Ms. Riepenhoff. I am so grateful to join you as a teacher in the Atwater 6th Grade Crew! I have been teaching in schools and non-profit settings since 2001, and I adore working with sixth grade students. I also love calling Shorewood home! My husband Joe, and our twin daughters, Nora and Aria (1st graders at Atwater), moved here five years ago. You might see us on walks in the neighborhood after dinner! Reading, creative writing, spending time in nature, and yoga are what I like to do.