Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Renee Schumacher interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-08-23. Renee Schumacher teaches at Roosevelt Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She describes her daily life as an elementary art educator, relationships with other teachers, administrators, parents and staff, and her experiences with discrimination based on the discipline she teaches and her sexual orientation.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Schumacher, Renee
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    Joann Keen interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-09-12. Joann Keen, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wisonsin, describes her daily life as an elementary art educator, relationships with other teachers, administrators, parents and staff, and classroom experiences. She discusses the changes in education over the last 30 years, and the political climate of the teaching profession in Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Keen, Joann
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    Teresa Moucha interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-10-08. Teresa Moucha describes her daily life as an elementary art educator in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She talks about her relationships with colleagues, practical jokes and job rituals, and recounts stories of favorite students.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Moucha, Teresa - Hoefferle, Mary M.
    • Date: 2013-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Diane Thompson interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-11-21. Diane Thompson, a teacher at Riverside Elementary in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, describes her daily life as an elementary art educator. She talks about her relationships with other teachers, administrators, parents and staff, and her experiences in education. She discusses changes in education and the student population over the last 30 years, job stress, and public perception of teachers in Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Thompson, Diane - Hoefferle, Mary M.
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    Donna Recker interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-12-05. Donna Recker, a teacher in Emmeline Cook Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, describes her daily life as an elementary art educator. She discusses relationships with colleagues, educational reforms, the increase in challenging student behaviors, and job stress.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Recker, Donna
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    Tim O'Loughlin interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2013-12-16. Tim O'Loughlin, a teacher at Read Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, describes his daily life as an elementary art educator. He discusses his relationships with colleagues, recounts stories of memorable students, and talks about the joy of working with children.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - O'Loughlin, Tim - Hoefferle, Mary M.
    • Date: 2013-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Kelsey Lapin interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2014-01-09. Kelsey Lapin, a teacher at McDill Elementary School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, describes her daily life and her intense weekly schedule as a first year elementary art educator. She also discusses her relationships with colleagues, performance evaluation, and the difficulties of finding work.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Lapin, Kelsey
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Karla Lauden interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2014-01-14. Karla Lauden, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Appleton, Wisconsin, describes her daily life as an art educator, relationships with colleagues, her own artistic practice, difficulties with managing student behavior, and the poor political climate for education in Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Lauden, Karla
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Pam O'Loughlin interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2014-01-23. Pam O'Loughlin, a teacher at Oakwood Elementary in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, describes her daily life as an art educator, relationships with colleagues, memorable students, budgetary issues, and worries about job instability.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - O'Loughlin, Pam
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Lynn Ann Sauby interview conducted by Mary M. Hoefferle, 2014-01-24. Lynn Sauby, a teacher at Richmond Elementary in Appleton, Wisconsin, describes her daily life as an art educator, relationships with colleagues, changes in education and student behavior, and the political climate of education since the dismantling of Wisconsin teachers' unions.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Sauby, Lynn Ann
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Karen Clark interview conducted by Ruth Eda Olson, 2013-11-11. Karen Clark, a teacher at August Middle School in Augusta, Wisconsin, describes her teaching career, focusing mostly on her career in Augusta from the late 1980s to the present. Topics include the difficulty of finding a full-time position teaching art, teaching with technology such as mobile phones, school culture, and including local culture and community in school projects.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Olson, Ruth Eda - Clark, Karen
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    David Jenks interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-04-21. David Jenks talks about teaching in three elementary schools in his native city, Madison, Wisconsin. He emphasizes mandated changes that make it more difficult for him to teach. Earlier in his career, he worked with other teachers in the local Heron Network helping his students publish inquiry articles in Great Blue Heron. Now he has less time for students to research their original questions....
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Jenks, David - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Steve Bower interview conducted by Ruth Eda Olson, 2014-04-07. Steve Bower discusses his career as a high school science and physics teacher, including his own professional development through the program PRISMS--Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students--run through the University of Northern Iowa. Steve also discusses a typical day at work, the roles of formative and summative assessments in his teaching, and the types of equipment and tools that he uses in...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Bower, Steve - Olson, Ruth Eda
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Leslie DeMuth interview conducted by Ruth Eda Olson, 2014-03-31. Leslie DeMuth talks about her education and her career as an art teacher in Wisconsin, first in elementary school and then in high school. She discusses teaching in a block-period format, changes in course requirements and testing in Wisconsin high schools, and the new state requirement for teacher evaluation via standardized checklist. She also discusses the impact Act 10 has had on teachers in...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Olson, Ruth Eda - Demuth, Leslie
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    David Wirth interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-05-10. David Wirth talks about teaching 4th and 5th graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin and about working with other teachers and with community partners. He compares his Lincoln experience with an earlier one-year classroom position in a small community near Madison, and with his later work in instructional design and technology at the University of Wisconsin. He describes a typical day in...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Wirth, David - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Marilyn Rolfsmeyer interview conducted by Anne Pryor, 2014-03-17. Art teacher Marilyn Rolfsmeyer discusses her career since 1979 in three different rural southwest Wisconsin schools. She traces her own education, outlines a typical day, and describes key curricular and community projects, relations with other teachers, administrators, parents and staff, her teaching philosophy, and the political climate for educators in Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Rolfsmeyer, Marilyn - Pryor, Anne
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Janet Rowney interview conducted by Anne Pryor, 2013-09-24. Fifth grade teacher Janet Rowney discusses her career in rural northwest Wisconsin. She traces her trajectory into the teaching profession, outlines a typical day, and describes community support for the school district, relations with other teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers, her teaching philosophy and practice, educational politics, and the low status of educators.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Rowney, Janet - Pryor, Anne
    • Date: 2013-01-01
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    Julie Stockinger interview conducted by Ruth Eda Olson, 2014-07-10. Julie Stockinger, art teacher and reading teacher, describes her education and career as a teacher in Milwaukee area schools. She talks about participating in a student-generated art therapy program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaching at the Milwaukee Art Museum, working in the Elmbrook school district, teaching reading and art at the Lad Lake Residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed adolescent boys, and returning...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Olson, Ruth Eda - Stockinger, Julie
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Kira A. Fobbs interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-05-04. Kira Fobbs has taught in three elementary schools in Madison, Wisconsin. She describes a typical day in her classroom where students are active and kinetic; her student-centered pedagogy which includes getting to know what kids do outside of school and helping them to engage in independent projects; using Culturally and Linguistically Responsive teaching and learning to combat racism and close the achievement gap; studying...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Fobbs, Kira A. - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Jennifer Greenwald interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-08-08. Jennifer ("Jen") Greenwald teaches elementary school in Madison, Wisconsin. She describes the importance of good relationships with students; her belief that students need to be happy in the present, not just the future; the importance of studying home and local natural areas and neighborhoods; her emphasis on life skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem solving; her preference to integrate academics into projects rather...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Greenwald, Jennifer - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Diane Coccari interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-04-17. Diane Coccari has taught in a variety of contexts in Madison, Wisconsin, including teaching Hindi for eight years at summer institutes at University of Wisconsin. In this interview, she describes teaching 6th grade in a Madison middle school: what motivated her to teach K-12, the structure of a typical day, the importance of trust and safety in building classroom a community, adapting mandated curriculum,...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Coccari, Diane Marjorie - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Nancy Lanyon interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-04-26. Nancy Lanyon has taught intermediate grades in two elementary schools in Madison, Wisconsin. She talks about the transition from her earlier career in creative drama and storytelling, weekly visits with students to observe a nearby marsh, recent school district policies that hinder her preferred way of teaching, working with other teachers in the Heron Network, child-centered inquiry learning, holding the line with students, stories...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Lanyon, Nancy - Wagler, Mark
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Jane Klein interview conducted by Anne Pryor, 2014-05-22. Music teacher Jane Klein discuses her career in the central Wisconsin city of Appleton. She describes growing up in "the Holy Land" of Wisconsin in a large family; her education in area Catholic schools and state universities; her trajectory into her current position at Madison Middle School; the challenges she has had and ways in which she has met them; relations with students, fellow...
    • Contributor: Klein, Jane - Occupational Folklife Project - Pryor, Anne
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Mick Jay Krueger interview conducted by Anne Pryor, 2014-03-08. Mick Jay Krueger describes his work as a 4th and then 5th grade teacher in Lodi, Wisconsin. He discusses his inspiration for teaching, school traditions, educational tools and equipment, recognition for excellence, the benefits of team teaching, the importance of good administrators, recent changes that have proven difficult, and being a public figure in the community.
    • Contributor: Krueger, Mick Jay - Occupational Folklife Project - Pryor, Anne
    • Date: 2014-01-01
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    Ken Swift interview conducted by Mark Wagler, 2014-04-17. Ken Swift taught for four years in a private school, and for 24 years in three public schools, all at the elementary level in Madison, Wisconsin. He talks about his decision to become a teacher, some routines of a typical day, the importance of checking in with every kid each morning, the long student projects written about in the multi-school Great Blue (Heron) inquiry...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Wagler, Mark - Swift, Ken
    • Date: 2014-01-01