Louise Wolf

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Wausau School District

Louise A. Wolf Master Special Education Teacher

Hello!  Thank you for being interested enough to look me up on this site.  Enjoy!

This is my 37th year of teaching students with special needs and I LOVE it!  Well, I may not enjoy the paperwork but I love the kiddos.  I received my BS Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1980 and subsequently a MA in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  I began my career in Edgar, WI working for the Marathon County Department of Special Education.  I experienced a stint in regular education, a semester in second grade, at Edgar Public Schools as well.  I landed a special education position in Wausau in 1987 and have worked at (in this order) Lincoln, Grant, Jefferson, Franklin, and back to Jefferson Elementary Schools, which I currently call home, and from where I hope to retire.  I have taught and subbed for the Wausau summer school program.

I have had the pleasure and joy of working with incredible students with intellectual, physical, emotional, autistic, hearing, visual and emotional impairments. Currently, I manage a wide range, special education resource room with students who range from fully included in the regular education classroom to students who are more self-contained and are working on a life skills curriculum.  I also work with the most incredible support staff (Pam, Tammy, Judy, Jan & Rene), without whom I could not survive!

My work hours are 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM, M-F.  The best time to reach me is 7:30-8:30 AM and again from 3:30-4:00 PM. My daily schedule is as follows:

7:30-8:30 Meetings...Staff, RtI, Culture & Operations, and/or IEP 

8:30-11:35 Resource room with K, 1st, & 4th grade students

11:35-12:05 L U N C H

12:10-1:10 PLC/PREP

1:10-3:30 Resource room with K, 1st, & 4th grade students

3:30-3:45 Front duty, meetings sometimes until 5:00 PM

 

READ NO FURTHER IF YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH.  OTHERWISE......

I was born and raised in Wausau, have four siblings, and attended Newman Catholic Schools.  Over my 35 years of teaching I have been involved with volunteering at St. Anne/St. Matthew Churches and Newman Catholic High School. I taught CCD classes, volunteered as a confirmation leader, was a member of all three schools' PTOs and participated in a Newman Annual Fund Raising as the Co-Chair.  I have worked as a coach for Wisconsin Special Olympics, was a board member for United Cerebral Palsy, Aspirus Festival of Trees,  and Wausau Soccer Association.  Currently, I volunteer at the Neighbors' Place.

I am very happily married to my best friend, Kevin.  It was 31years this August, 2016. He is a partner at the Law Firm of Ruder Ware in Wausau. Our oldest son, Josh, is married to his high school sweetheart, Gina, and together they are the wonderful parents to our first grandchild, Josie Jacquelyn.  Josh received his Doctorate in Behavioral Psychology this summer from Texas Christian University and started his second year as Professor Of Psychology at Arcadia University near Philadelphia. His wife, Gina, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the spring of 2016 from Northern Texas University and works as a therapist at a rehabilitation facility.  Our youngest son, Jacob, tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Hannah.  Jake is received his Masters in Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2017 and will complete his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2018.  His loevely wife, Hannah, is a neo-natal I.C.U. nurse at Meriter Hospital in Madsion. She is persuing a Masters Degree in Nursing from Edgewood College in Madison.

My hobbies include spending the majority of my free time at our cabin in Tomahawk, snowshoeing, walking Bodhi, our dog, reading, crewel embroidery, biking, swimming, photography, bird watching, fishing and taking vacations around the world.

 

 
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