Team Expedition

Jan Marnocha Mrs. Marnocha
Humanities Teacher - 7th Grade 

Mrs. Marnocha (mar-knock-a) teaches 6th grade Humanities at Kaleidoscope Academy. After working as a graphic design for 25+ years she decided to pursue a career in teaching and is so grateful she did! She earned her Masters Degree (plus teaching certification) at Marian University and has been teaching in the Appleton Area School District since 2012. 

Mrs. Marnocha and her husband Jay have a daughter, Stephanie, who is a social worker in Denver. Their son Ryan is married and works as a PE teacher at the Wisconsin River Academy. His wife, Erin, is a second grade teacher, both in Stevens Point Area School District. 

In her spare time Mrs. Marnocha loves to read, teach and practice yoga/mindfulness, create things (art and landscaping), travel and spend time outside with her family and chocolate lab, Bailey. 

Coming from a project based career, Mrs. Marnocha loves to find ways to link learning to real life situations and problem solving. Her students never fail to amaze her with their innovative thinking and creative solutions.


Doug Sunke
Math and Science

Doug Sunke

Mr. Sunke is a 6th grade teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy. He teaches Math and Science on Team Expedition. He has been teaching at the middle school and upper elementary levels since 1997 and has been with the Appleton Area School District since 2001.

While in Appleton, Mr. Sunke taught for 10 years at Lincoln Elementary, and 4 years at Franklin Elementary before joining the staff at Kaleidoscope in 2015. Mr. Sunke is originally from the Chicago area and moved to Wisconsin to receive his teaching degree from Lakeland College. He then went on to complete his Master’s in Education from Viterbo University. He currently resides in Appleton and coaches football at Appleton West.

Mr. Sunke has twin sons and a daughter that all attended Kaleidoscope. He really enjoys working with students that are excited about project based learning and providing a safe, fun, and challenging environment for all his students.