Team Progress

Amanda KranzuschMrs. Kranzusch

Mrs. Kranzusch is a 8th grade Kaleidoscope teacher who primarily teaches English Language Arts and World Geography, but is currently also teaching Accelerated 7th grade Math.  Mrs. Kranzusch has taught in the Appleton Area School District since 2004 and been with Kaleidoscope Academy since 2009.  She has grown up in the Fox Cities and graduated from Menasha High School before receiving her undergraduate education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. There she received a degree in Elementary Education (1-8) and a minor in ESL (English as a Second Language.)

Teaching at Kaleidoscope offers her the ability to create a caring and collaborative environment for her students as well as allowing them to take risks and try new things.

Mrs. Kranzusch has been married to her husband since 2004 and had a son, Owen, in 2012. In her spare time, she likes to take photographs, scrapbook, sew, read, and spend time with family and friends. She has also been lucky enough to travel in and outside the United States. Someday she would like to possibly teach or live abroad.

Gina WordellMrs. Wordell

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.