La Crosse
Polytechnic School
608-789-8940 | 228 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601

The Advisors

Matt Weege

608-571-5482

mweege@lacrossesd.org

Education: BA in Education from UW-La Crosse; MA from UW-Stout

 

Interests/Passions: I’m an avid outdoorsman, specifically bowhunting, hiking, morel hunting, and anything that gets me in the woods. I love getting lost in a good movie just about as much as a good book, but passionately love spending time with my family.

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? I am a teacher at La Crosse Poly primarily because Scott Mihalovic saw something in me as a planner/leader to help originally open up 7Rivers to be a different opportunity for students in the La Crosse area. I am here now because I see the value of project-based learning embedded with meaningful projects and community connections as a way to help prep the youth who choose this route!

Katy Weber

Education: Secondary Chemistry and Math Education from UW-La Crosse; finishing my Masters in Education from UW-La Crosse

 

Interests/Passions: I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters, and dog. I also love crafting and playing cards.

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? I am an advisor at La Crosse Poly because I love seeing students explore their passions and I get to learn alongside them. I also get the chance to use my love of math and science to teach and support students.

kweber@lacrossesd.org

Maggie McHugh

608-571-5255

mmchugh@lacrossesd.org

Education: Degrees in Mathematics and English Education from UW-La Crosse; PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Social Justice, from New Mexico St.

 

Interests/Passions: I am an avid read, especially of Young Adult literature as I connect these books with my students. During the summer, I started Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Lake Neshonoc as I also enjoy swimming and being on the water. Otherwise, I love shopping! Food, clothing, craft items, dollar store deals, Amazon steals, I love it ALL!

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? All teachers dream of making a difference, yet I knew I wanted to make “my difference” in a place where I could explore critical, social justice topics with my students. Additionally, at the core of my educational belief is that all students can learn deeply when exploring authentic topics in creative, personalized ways. La Crosse Polytechnic is the perfect educational setting to achieve my goals as a teacher while lifting up the academic and personal goals of my students.

Joshua Wilke

Education: I was born in Milwaukee and moved around southeastern Wisconsin, eventually graduating from Muskego High School. I received my 6-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification from UW-La Crosse and have worked in the School District of La Crosse for 3 years since then.

 

Interests/Passions: In my free time, you can usually catch me playing video games, raising my 2 cats, hiking/camping, or reading and meme-ing politics.

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? I choose to teach at La Crosse Polytechnic to help give students a meaningful and authentic education experience. Not only that, LCP provides the opportunity to care more about a student as a whole human being, not just another person I see in math class every day.

jwilke@lacrossesd.org

Brianna Larcom

507-556-1463

blarcom@lacrossesd.org

Education: Bachelor of Science from UW-La Crosse; majored in Broadfield Social Studies Education and History Education; minored in Sociology Education.

 

Interests/Passions: Trivia, history nerd, eating ice cream, crafting, hiking, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? I believe everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued, and I noticed Polytech had a culture where this was evident. I chost Polytech because I wanted to be a part of the community and culture that sees students and staff for who they are and what they can become.

Kelsey Monroe

Education: Graduated from UW-La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Special Education. I have worked as a special education teacher for the past eight years.

 

Interests/Passions: I love spending time with my family and being outdoors. I feel most connected to the world around me when I can be in nature and enjoy all it has to offer.

 

Why are you an educator at La Crosse Poly? I am passionate about education and providing students the tools they need to grow, learn, and succeed in life. One of my goals as an educator is to make meaningful connections with students and families in order to build relationships. I love what I do and believe in sharing my passion with the community by connecting local programs to help provide services and goods.

kmonroe@lacrossesd.org