Renee Siikarla, EL

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Renee Siikarla


I have been teaching in Manitowoc since 1993. I spent the first 26 years at Riveview and am excited to continue as an EL teacher at Franklin. I graduated from UW La Crosse with a degree in Elementary Education and minors in English as a Second Language and Art.  I also received a Professional Development Certificate through UW Green Bay.

In my position in the Manitowoc Public Schools, I have the pleasure to work with children who are learning English as a Second Language. My job brings me into many classrooms where I am able to help students with their learning. My focus is helping students build their English vocabulary as we work on the skills needed to be successful readers, writers and mathematicians.