Renee Siikarla, EL

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My name is Renee Siikarla

I grew up in Two Rivers and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with my teaching degree in Elementary Education and minors in English as a Second Language and Art. I then attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and received a Professional Development Certificate.

My husband and I have two adult children, Zachary and Elizabeth. We also have our dog Dexter who keeps us entertained­čśŐ

I began teaching in Manitowoc in 1993 at Riverview. Then in 2019, I began  teaching at Franklin. 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.

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