Staff

SKYLAR L. PRIMM

Advisor / Lead Teacher

email: sprimm@montelloschools.org

twitter: @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 in 2011 to High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello. 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 was honored with a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship in recognition of his teaching, leadership, and service. As of 2018, he also serves on the board of the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. Outside of school, Mr. Primm may be found taking pictures of rocks, birds, and (especially) lichens.

AMANDA BOLAN

Advisor / Lead Teacher

email: 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

email: 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.

SUSAN SCHULLER

WGSN Field Biologist

email: susan@wigreenschools.org

Susan Schuller was born in Michigan, raised in Illinois, and now calls Wisconsin home since 2001. As the field biologist for High Marq, Susan shares her passion for building a connection to the outdoors and fostering learning. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. She is an ad hoc faculty member for UW-Stevens Point teaching courses on environmental and energy education. Being a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she is passionate about exploring the world and creating opportunities for others to learn more about and engage with sustainability issues within their place and community. For 16 years, Susan provided statewide leadership through the creation of various professional development opportunities in environmental education and sustainability for teachers through the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. Susan lives in Stevens Point with her husband and two children where fostering a connection to the natural world is part of their family fabric.

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