Classes & Departments Harambee

Harambee Classes and Departments

Classroom Teachers K-6

  • Kindergarten

Melissa Kleemeier - Blended learning
Martina Linell - Blended learning
Jessica McEwen - Distance learning

  • Grade 1

Denise Dzik - Blended learning
Loriann Anderson - Distance learning

  • Grade 2

Michael Deppe - Blended learning

  • Grade 2/3

Stephanie Kresien - Distance learning

  • Grade 3

Shauna Kidimu - Blended learning

  • Grade 4

Becky Halvorson - Blended learning
Malinda Lesicka - Distance learning

  • Grade 5
Jessica Morgan - Blended learning
  • Grade 5/6

Mara Badilla - Distance learning

  • Grade 6

Kara Lucas - Blended learning


Specialists, Programs, and Offices


  • Band/Orchestra

Brad Anderson, Orchestra Teacher
District Elementary Band and Orchestra Program

  • Music/Band

Edward Schneider

  • Physical Education

Tim Stepan

  • Visual Arts

Lindsey Vanconant


  • English Learners

Brittany Franet
Sophie Barnes

  • GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)
  • Math Intervention

Melissa Hein
Math Expressions for Parents

  • Reading Intervention

Chris Miller

  • Behavior Specialist

Otho Farrow
Reies Romero

  • Special Education and Student Support

Special Education Teachers:
Emily Merhar
Sara Stimple

Kristen Vaca

Occupational/Physical Therapist:
Martin Wilson

Social Worker:
Peggy McLafferty-Yares

School Psychologist:
Heather Amundson Musich

School Nurse:
Mary Jo Feely

District Student Support Services