New staff members go on tour of district

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As part of their orientation, staff members new to Orono Schools are treated to a bus tour of the district with guide Bob Gasch, a professional storyteller and local historian. This picture was taken at one of the stops along the way: Noerenberg Memorial County Park in Orono.

Joining the district this year are:

Orono Schumann Elementary

  • Kristina Just, second-grade teacher
  • Jennifer Oddenino, first-grade teacher (not pictured)
  • Becca Owens, first-grade teacher
  • Emily Purnell, second-grade teacher
  • Samantha Sadler, second-grade teacher
  • Jennifer Stankevitz, special education teacher (not pictured)

 Orono Intermediate School

  • Molly Hesse, fifth-grade math teacher
  • Renee VonKaenel, literacy specialist

Orono Middle School

  • Maria Bacon, special education teacher
  • Bryan Buzard, eighth-grade social studies teacher
  • Erin Head, English Language Learners teacher (at OHS as well)
  • Kirsten Huppler, seventh-grade English teacher
  • Mallory Purdy, special education teacher
  • Kristen Rasmussen, sixth-grade English teacher
  • Rachel Starr, physical education teacher

Orono High School

  • Alyssa Schroeder, special education teacher
  • Virginia Sherrill, math teacher
  • Jaclyn Silbernagel, guidance counselor
  • Robyn Swanson, special education teacher


  • Jackie Brown, supervisor of child nutrition services
  • Lynn Eidahl, district nurse (not pictured)
  • John Morstad, director of business services

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