Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

Kelly Abel Mrs. Abel
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Mrs. Abel is the 6th-8th grade Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy. She attended UW-Stevens Point where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and Nutrition. She is currently working towards her masters in Educational Technology through Marian University.

Mrs. Abel has been teaching in the Appleton Area School District since 2008. When Mrs. Abel is not at school she is spending time with her family. This includes her husband Adam and 3 young children, Bennett, Cullen, and Natalie. She has a passion for teaching, photography, cooking, traveling, and watching her children grow.

Shawna JanotaMrs. Janota Picture
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Mrs. Janota has been teaching Family and Consumer Sciences at Kaleidoscope Academy since the 2021-2022 school year. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at University of Wisconsin - Stout, and then moved to Appleton with her husband, Kevin, when he accepted a Technology Education teaching position at Kimberly High School. After being a substitute teacher for the Kimberly District, Mrs. Janota earned her Masters of Education degree in a Family and Consumer Science online program from South Dakota State University.

Mrs. Janota is a mom to two boys, Justin and Dylan. She loves to take them to Bay Beach and to all their sports games. Most of all, her family loves playing with their Great Dane, Marvel. He is 150 pounds, but truly believes he’s a small lap dog! When someone sits down on the couch, Marvel will always sit in a lap :-) Mrs. Janota also loves the ocean, palm trees and flamingos, anything Disney, and to swim and play games. 

Mrs. Janota feels honored to be a part of the very special Kaleidoscope community, and looks forward to getting to know all of her students.