I am originally from Rockford, Illinois, but moved to LaCrosse in 1995 as a sophomore in high school. I graduated from LaCrosse Central High School in 1998 and joined the U.S. Air Force in February of 1999. After serving my country I received my Associates Degree from Western Technical College as a Instructional Assistant. Then I received my Bachelors of Science in Broad-Field Social Studies from Viterbo University. I am currently the Lead Teacher for the LaCrosseRoads Alternative School on Central Campus and I love want I do. It is what I was born to do. I am also the Head Basketball Coach of the LaCrosse Central Girls Basketball Team.
Katie Fries is currently in her fourth year of teaching General Music, Vocal Music, and Show Choir at Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori. She also directs the varsity show choir Grand Central Station at Central High School. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Drake University, she worked as a Merchandise Intern for Walt Disney World. She enjoys visiting her “second home” as often as she can! Outside of school, Ms. Fries is heavily involved in productions at La Crosse Community Theater as both a performer and music director.