Michelle Niemuth - 5th Grade English Language Arts & Social Studies, Reading Specialist
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262-248-4067 ext. 228
Hi, my name is Michelle Niemuth. I am the Reading Specialist for the district and also teach 5th grade language arts and social studies. I live with my husband. We have three grown children. I love to travel, especially during the summer when I have off. My dream vacation is to someday take my husband to visit Switzerland. I also love to read, craft, hike, and do things with my husband and friends.
When I was in second grade, I had a very inspiring teacher and decided then that I wanted to be a teacher some day. In high school, my dad talked me into pursuing a career in business, which I began in my first years of college. However, I quickly learned this was not for me and changed my major to Elementary Education. I graduated in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. As a child, one of my children was a struggling reader, as I was myself. This inspired me to go back to school to learn how to help all readers. I graduated from Aurora University in 2010 with a Masters in Reading Instruction.
I began working here at Traver in 1994 as a long term substitute. Since then, I have taught everything from second grade to eighth grade. I love our little school and love teaching here. I have always felt like I am part of a family here. Everyone works together to make this place great. The attention we can give the students is amazing, and the students are amazing as well.