8th Grade

Stephanie FrevilleMrs. Freville Picture
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As one of the Humanities teachers at Kaleidoscope Academy, Mrs. Freville brings a wealth of life experience to her classroom. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English writing and Journalism from UW-Whitewater, worked as an assistant editor for a trade publication and slowly found her way as a Special Needs advocate after becoming a parent. She is currently working toward a Master’s degree from Concordia University in Teaching and Learning, with a teaching license in Elementary Education as well as a Secondary Education license in English Language Arts.

While she may have arrived as a teacher later in her life, all of her many journeys have led her here. Teaching the amazing students at Kaleidoscope Academy has been her dream and goal. The student-centered, project based, Inquiry driven teaching philosophy that makes KA amazing, is the only philosophy Mrs. Freville knows how to do. She’s passionate about learning and diversity, loving her students, is an advocate for inclusion and works diligently to partner with her students and their families in setting and achieving learning goals through incorporating grit and high expectations. Mrs. Freville has been married to her Mister for 15 years, with three truly loved and treasured children. She is an avid reader, lifelong learner and a Harry Potter aficionado. In her spare time, Mrs. Freville loves to create sweet playlists, Mom dance in the kitchen with her kids, play trivia with friends, spend time in the amazing Wisconsin outdoors hiking, camping and reading while her family goes fishing. A perfect evening would include sitting around a campfire, drinking warm cider or coffee and just spending quality time with her loved ones.

Abigail Jolma
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Mrs. Jolma has been an eighth grade math and science teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy since 2015.  She loves getting the opportunity to meet and work with so many different students on a daily basis.  She is excited to be a part of the amazingly dedicated Kaleidoscope staff!

Mrs. Jolma grew up in Rockford, Ill and graduated in December of 2014 from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Middle Level Education specializing in Mathematics and Science with a minor in Special Education.  Additionally, she is working towards her Master's in Educational Technology from Marian University and will received her diploma in December 2018. When not in school, Mrs. Jolma loves to spend her time outdoors, visiting her family, and reading.  She also loves to play and coach volleyball. 


Brittany SaugstadMs. Saugstad
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Coming from the small town of Juneau, Wisconsin, Ms. Saugstad was thrilled to have a job opportunity in Appleton. A city with stop and go lights and a school that incorporated technology with fine arts was not something she had grown up with.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English. Since the fall of 2012 she has had the challenge and pleasure of teaching U.S. History and English/Language Arts to talented and spontaneous 8th graders.

Prior to Kaleidoscope, she spent her first year of teaching at Roosevelt Middle School. Ms. Saugstad feels fortunate to have some very compassionate and dedicated co-workers who challenge her to change my thinking and do her best in the classroom every day.


Outside of the classroom, Ms. Saugstad likes to visit family and attend concerts with her younger brother. She comes from a family of teachers, including her father, grandfather, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. They joke that teaching must be “in the blood.”

Aside from family time, she loves to teach herself new quilting techniques on her brand new sewing machine. New quilts show up in her classroom every now and then. Sewing, gardening, cooking, and baking are additional hobbies that keep Ms. Saugstad on her toes.


Gina WordellMrs. Wordell
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Born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, Mrs. Wordell has always had a love for Wisconsin and its sports teams; she is an avid Packers’ fan and was able to be close to her Packers by attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on a full scholarship for Nordic Skiing.  While at UW-Green Bay, she persuaded a degree in Elementary Education. 

Mrs. Wordell’s first teaching job was in Brillion, WI, where she spent the next three years and obtained her license in special education, with an emphasis in Emotional Behavioral Disability.  She enjoyed being a special education teacher, but knew her passion was more in math and science! 

Mrs. Wordell loves being at Kaleidoscope Academy.  She feels blessed with the opportunities she has been given, appreciates all the staff that support her, the students who keep her on her toes, and the great technology the school has to offer!


In addition to teaching, Mrs. Wordell loves the outdoors. She is a great fisher-woman! She still enjoys Nordic skiing in addition to camping, hiking, biking and competing in triathlons. Not only does Mrs. Wordell enjoy being a competitor in sports, she also enjoys coaching youth sports.

Chelsea MangianMrs. Mangian Picture
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Mrs. Mangian (m-AANG-ee-in) became interested in teaching after joining a club in college called Bombsquad, which performed chemistry experiments and physics demonstrations for elementary students. After earning a Biochemistry degree from Lawrence University, she went on to earn her teaching license from Marian University and began teaching in the Appleton Area School District. Mrs. Mangian has been teaching 8th grade Science at Kaleidoscope Academy since 2021. She loves that she has the opportunity to share her interest in science with her students in a hands-on way.

Mrs. Mangian was born and lived in Buffalo, New York until she moved to Wisconsin during her own middle school years. She is very excited to be living in the land of cheese. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, kayaking, boating (anything involving water), reading mystery novels, or watching comedy television shows such as Parks and Recreation, Psych, and the Office.

Stephanie Desens
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Karissa Williams
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