New Staff Members Introduced at LCO Ojibwe School
Submitted by Jessica "Hutch" Hutchison
LCO Ojibwe School Superintendent
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School introduces new staff members.
Nicole Pulskamp-Health Navigator
My name is Nicole Pulskamp. I have been a Certified Medical Assistant for 18 years. I am so excited to be a part of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School team as the new Health Navigator. I started this job in May of this past school year so I am still very new at it. I am looking forward to this school year to meet all of you.
I am married and we have two children ages 20 and 17. My son is currently a junior at UW Stout and my daughter will be a senior in High School and currently looking at colleges.
In my spare time I love repurposing old furniture and biking with my husband when he's not too competitive. I am also usually at the hockey rink in the winter watching my daughter play. In the summers we are usually at our cabin on the lake with my family.
Jason Weaver-Facilities Director
Boozhoo, I am Jason Weaver, the new Facilities Director. I live on the Reservation in the Indian lake Community. I graduated from Lac Courte Oreilles Sr. High in 1992. I enjoyed the culture classes and learning to sing on the Drum (very poorly) while I was here. My family moved back home in 2012 from Milwaukee where I was a Sr. Filtration plant operator for the Dept of Public Works. I took the position of Public Works Director at LCO and wanted to move my children out of the city. I am an Army Veteran and started my secondary education at Texas Tech. I graduated from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College with an A.S. Science, U.W. Superior with a B.S. Science and U.M.D with a M.A. Tribal Administration and Governance. While working in various positions I found the need for a project manager to be one of the most lacking here at LCO. I have been able to take classes and receive hands-on training with a lot of projects on the Reservation. I am happy to return to the School because I saw the need for repairs and potential projects. I have worked with Jessica Hutchison in the past and have known her to be a competent administrator and positive leader so it was an easy choice for me to apply. I look forward to the work and building relationships with the staff, students and school community here at Lac Courte Oreilles School.
Holly Helton-Special Education
Aaniin (Greetings)! My name is Holly Helton and my Anishinaabe name is Ogichidaakwe, which means Head Woman. I’m a descendant of St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from Wisconsin, United States of America, and a member of the Marten clan. My mother is an enrolled member of Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa I am privileged to serve as the Special Education resident teacher at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School (grades 6th – 8th) I hope to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to develop experiences that will ensure that they have the tools to be Life, College, and Career Ready. I have been with my husband Scott for 19 years and we have two beautiful sons Corbin (18) and Gavin (15). Together as a family, we enjoy hobbies such as traveling, playing online computer games, movie-watching, camping, volunteering, and going to Bristol Renaissance Faire. I am fluent in Anishinaabe. I particularly enjoy reading, playing board games, and keeping up with current events across the world. We also have two adorable cats in Finn and Jake. Professionally, I have earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in Special Education - Teacher Certification – University – Madison.
Zachary McGraw-High School Social Studies
Greetings everyone! My name is Zachary M. McGraw and I am the new Social Studies educator in the High School! Over this past winter, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse; so this will be my first time teaching. I am excited to be aboard here at LCO and adoring every moment here!
Jerianne Kvapil-Gifted and Talented
My name is Jerianne Kvapil Rosin. I am excited to be teaching at the LCO Ojibwe School! I have 30 + years in education, including both teaching and administration. I live in Ashland where I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, gardening, canoeing, biking and hiking.
Kelly Shaggy-Waadookodaading English Language Arts
Boozhoo! Yá’át’ééh shikéí dóó shidine’é! Shí éí Kelly Shaggy yinishyé. Danish nishłį́. Táchii’nii bashishchiin. Tódích’ii’nii dashicheii. Tóaheedlííníí dashinalí. Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́.
My name is Kelly Shaggy and I am a new teacher at Waadookodaading - I teach 4th to 8th grade English and am a Mashkiiziibii descendant from the Smart family. My twin grandmothers from Mashkiiziibii are Arlene and Darlene Smart, daughters of Frank Gogeweosh Smart. I grew up in New Mexico and am a Diné (Navajo) woman.
Jan McEatheron-Kindergarten Teacher
Boozhoo, I am Jan McEathron and I am the new Kindergarten teacher. I have been working in the Bruce school system for 12 years. I enjoy fishing and baking. I'm very excited to be part of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School.
Zach Briggs-School Nurse
Hello my name is Zachary Briggs. I am the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Nurse. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and an EMT. I have been a Nurse for 5 years and have worked in numerous settings to include: family medicine, emergency medicine and long-term care. I also currently serve in the Air Force Reserve and have been in the Air Force for 9 years. I enjoy most activities outdoors and am an avid golfer in the summer and hockey player in the winter. I am excited to start this school year and keep everyone healthy!