Granton Area School District
Adds Four New Teachers

Granton Area School District Teachers 2016

Four new teachers in the Granton Area School District join in a group photo with four teachers who were hired for part of the 2015-2016 school year and have returned this year.  Shown (front, l-r), Amanda Kraus, band director; and Andrea Hraban, business education; (middle), Jane Loll, guidance counselor; Marah Tysver, high school special education; and Miranda Czubakowski, second grade; (back), Sarah Chamberlin, high school English; Andrew Radloff, middle school; and Bethany Franklin, middle school/elementary school special education.  (Contributed photo)

By Todd Schmidt

Four new teachers have been added to the 2016-2017 Granton Area School District staff, in addition to four returning educators hired during the last school year.

The newest additions to the staff are Andrea Hraban (business education) Marah Tysver (high school special education), Miranda Czubakowski (second grade) and Sarah Chamberlin (high school English).  Each new teacher was invited to submit profile information.

Staff returning this year include: Amanda Kraus (band director), Jane Loll (guidance counselor), Andrew Radloff (middle school) and Bethany Franklin (middle school/elementary school special education).

Hraban, 43, resides in Neillsville with her husband, James, and their children: Kristen and Alex.  She previously lived in Black Creek, Cambridge and Ladysmith.

Hraban graduated from Ladysmith High School.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Senario College and an Associate’s degree in science (architectural technology) at Northwest Technical College.  She obtained her teaching license through Norda-Project Teaching.

Hraban has held business education teaching positions in Neenah, Sun Prairie, Cambridge and Turtle Lake.  She has done volunteer work with Masonic Charities.

In addition to teaching business education at Granton, Hraban is yearbook advisor and Distance Learning coordinator.

Her hobbies include traveling, science fiction, baking, sewing and spending time with her children.

“I am excited to begin a new year with Granton students and to be a part of this educational community,” Hraban said.

Tysver, 24, resides in Spence with her spouse, Tyler Bodendorfer.

Tysver is a 2010 graduate of Marshfield High School.  She is a 2015 graduate of UW-Stevens Point, obtaining a double major in elementary and special education with a specialty in learning and identity disabilities.

In the spring of 2016, Tysver was hired a Para-professional at Spencer Elementary School.  Tysver enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter. She is also a vehicle enthusiast and a passionate reader.

“I cannot wait to be part of the Granton community,” Tysver said.  “Everyone already treats me as though I have been here forever.  They have been very warm and welcoming.”

Czubakowski, 24, is single and resides in Thorp. She lives on a small hobby farm, with animals consisting of beef cows and three dogs.

Czubakowski is a 2010 graduate of Thorp High School.  She then attended UW-River Falls, graduating in 2015 with a major in elementary education and a minor in early childhood education.

She was previously employed with the Lake Holcombe School District, where she taught a K/1 split class.  During the summer months, Czubakowski runs a summer program through Firehouse Friends Child Care in Stanley.  The program served school-aged children from 4K through grade 6.

Czubakowski likes to spend her free time caring for her animals, reading and being “crafty” (making things introduced on Pinterest).

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to further my educational career here at Granton,” Czubakowski said.  “Coming from a small rural town, it has always been a dream of mine to teach in a smaller, rural school district.  Everyone has been so welcoming so far.  I am really looking forward to getting to know and become involved in the community.”

Chamberlin, 30, resides in Marshfield with her husband, Michael.  She is originally from Ohio and has lived in Madison and Minneapolis.

Chamberlin received a Bachelor’s degree in English at UW-Stevens Point.  She did her student teaching at Rosholt and then worked as a long term substitute teacher at Wausau West High School.

She lists her hobbies as kayaking, camping and reading.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Granton community,” Chamberlin said.  “I am really hoping to bring my passion for reading and writing to the students of Granton High School.”

Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

September 14, 2016

Transcribed by Dolores M. Kenyon, September 15, 2016.

Web page by James W. Sternitzky PhD, September 15, 2016. 

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