AASD

World Languages

French

Mrs. Belonga

Carly Belonga
buschcarly@aasd.k12.wi.us

Salut! Kaleidoscopes French teacher is Ms. Carly Busch and it is her fourth year teaching French at Kaleidoscope Academy. She was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her own studies of French began in middle school, continued at Appleton West High school and then later on at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

At UWO, she spent a period of 5 months in France where her skills, knowledge, and interest in the language and culture grew further. In 2009, she received a Bachelor’s degree in French Education.

Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with family, her cat Peanut, and going to the UP to relax and have fun. She is both excited and passionate about her career as a professional educator and is pleased to have begun teaching in her hometown where she can best relate to students.

Spanish

Andrea AmelSeñora Amel
amelandrea@aasd.k12.wi.us

¡Hola! Soy Señora Amel, la profesora de Español 7th, Español 8th y Global Perspectives (6th). Did you catch that? Mrs. Amel is proud to be in her 11th year teaching middle school Spanish in the Appleton Area School District. This is her 4th consecutive year teaching at Roosevelt/Kaleidoscope, teaching level 1 Spanish and her 2nd year teaching 6th grade Global Perspectives, where students explore a little bit of Spanish, French and German before choosing a language in 7th grade.  It’s a big decision, so the kids should choose the language they enjoy the most and would want to learn for two years. Mrs. Amel feels privileged to share the fun of learning another language with her students.

Mrs. Amel took Spanish in high school (Green Bay East), and Graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton with a Spanish degree and education certification. She has been to Costa Rica three different times, for a total of 1.5 years, where she really got to practice the language and learn all about their culture. She currently lives in Oshkosh, where her husband teaches 4th grade. They have two children, William (5) and Lucy (3).  In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, riding bikes, swimming, watching movies, reading, and cooking exotic food. She also loves a good cup of coffee.

Stacey VandenbergMrs. Vandenberg
Spanish
vandenbergstac@aasd.k12.wi.us

Hola! Mrs. Vandenberg is thrilled to be teaching Spanish I at both the Seventh and Eighth grade levels at Kaleidoscope. This is her second year with the Appleton Area School District, but her thirteenth year teaching. She graduated from the University of Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for both English and Spanish. While in college, she studied in Cuernavaca, Mexico and developed a new appreciation for not only the language but also the culture of Mexico.

Her career started right after college at Freedom High School, where she taught for 7 years. After making the decision to leave to stay home and raise her 3 boys, (Nate 25, Ben 22, and Jonah 18), she returned to the workforce as a sub and then last year as a part-time Spanish teacher at KA. She loves the diversity of the district and being able to work with students at the middle school level.

She resides in Kimberly with her husband of twenty-nine years. Together they enjoy traveling, reading, standup paddle boarding, biking and binge-watching Netflix. ¡Hasta pronto!

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