Team Inspiration

Julia TheissJulia Theiss

Ms. Theiss teaches 6th grade humanities on Team Inspiration. Ms. Theiss grew up in Appleton and graduated from East High School in 2003. After attending UW-Stevens Point, she moved back to the area to be close to family.

She enjoys kayaking and swimming in the summer and downhill skiing in the winter. Whatever the season though, she especially loves reading and traveling!

She started teaching in 2008 at Freedom Middle School. As a former student of the Appleton Area School District, she is excited to be teaching at Kaleidoscope Academy. She is passionate about enriching students’ lives with good books, creative learning opportunities, and positive learning experiences.

Lisa SackmanLisa Sackman

Mrs. Sackman teaches 6 grade math and science. She loves teaching middle level students and recognizes that at their age, there is so much more learning to do than just academics.

Mrs. Sackman has lived many places, she was born in Ohio, grew up and attended college in Michigan, and lived in Boston, Georgia, Argentina, and Wisconsin as an adult, all of which contributed to her love of learning and working with people from all different walks of life. She is married and has two amazing daughters, one living her dream in Denver, working in an elementary school and the other a percussionist with the US Air Force Band. Although she is officially an empty nester, Mrs. Sackman still has a very loved Cockapoo, Ruby, at home. Her passions are traveling, cooking, gardening, and learning. She loves coming to work at Kaleidoscope Academy each day, interacting and learning with the fabulous students who choose us as their school.