Staff

SKYLAR L. PRIMM, Advisor / Lead Teacher

sprimm@montelloschools.org

@skylarprimm

School Cell: (608) 369-4451

Classroom: (608) 297-2126, x200

Mr. Primm was born and raised in New Orleans, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Orleans in 2002. He moved to Madison and earned a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin in 2006, followed by teacher certification from Edgewood College in 2009. As a student teacher at Middleton Alternative Senior High, he experienced firsthand the importance of community building and individualized education in the classroom. He has taught in project based charter schools since 2009, starting at TAGOS Leadership Academy in Janesville before moving to High Marq Environmental Charter School in 2011. He also works as an instructional coach in project based learning for the Montello School District. Skylar was a fellow at the 2015 Greater Madison Writing Project Summer Institute, where he honed his passions for student reflection and teacher research. In 2017, he received a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship in recognition of his teaching, leadership, and service. Outside of school, Mr. Primm may be found taking pictures of rocks, birds, and (especially) lichens.

Amanda Bolan

AMANDA BOLAN, Advisor / Lead Teacher

abolan@montelloschools.org

School Cell: (608) 369-4468

Classroom: (608) 297-2126, x201

Ms. Bolan grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and has learned to appreciate nature through family camping trips and being a YMCA camp counselor. She graduated from Ripon College with a Bachelor’s in Politics and Government and Education, while volunteering at TAGOS Leadership Academy in Janesville, discovering project-based learning and the goal of PBL charter schools. She student taught on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and completed her first year of teaching at Pinon High School. Having lived within the Navajo community and being an active community member in Pinon, she understands the importance of environmental education. The reservation has had a number of environmental problems from uranium and coal mining to lack of water to litter. She was happy to bring her knowledge and expertise back to Wisconsin, and enjoys bringing a historical perspective to the classroom, both indoors and outside.

TIFFANY LODHOLZ, Program Assistant

tlodholz@montelloschools.org

Classroom: (608) 297-2126, x202

Tiffany Lodholz was born and raised in Wausau, WI. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2000 with minors in Geology, Environmental Science, and Women's Studies. After graduating from college she worked for 10 years at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault as the Disabilities, Aging, and Rural Program Coordinator. Following that she worked as the Water Quality and Quantity Coordinator for Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network and the Grants Coordinator for Marquette County Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth. She has served as the President of the Wisconsin Friends of John Muir for the past 5 years. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors and seeing live music.

Kim Wahl

KIM WAHL, Field Biologist

Kim Wahl has 18 years of experience teaching science. She received her BSE degree from UW-Whitewater and her MST in Biology degree from UW-Stevens Point. Some of the classes that she has taught over the years include Oceanography, Earth Science, Biology, Environmental Science, and Advanced Placement Environmental Science. Kim continues to take science courses and workshops, many of them focused on learning in the field. She joined WI Green Schools Network in 2014 and has been working for them as a field biologist and also as a program coordinator. She loves teaching in the field and looks forward to each field day with High Marq!

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