The Whitefish Bay School District hired 22 new teachers this year, and Whitefish Bay Patch hopes to introduce all of them to the community before the school year gets underway.
Today, we will introduce you to teacher Leah Romaine.
Teaching position: I'll teach fourth grade at Cumberland School.
Hometown/Current community: I grew up in Aurora, IL and now live in Whitefish Bay with my husband and four children.
Education/Experience: I enjoy learning as much as I love teaching, so I have attended several colleges. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and then received my graduate degree at Boston College. I'm finishing up my doctoral studies in Language and Literacy at Cardinal Stritch University. I've taught children from in grades one through six in states as varied as Utah and Massachusetts, and have previously taught in Whitefish Bay as a reading teacher and ESL teacher.
Do you have any Whitefish Bay connections? My family and I have lived in Whitefish Bay for the past five years, and we love the fun, community-oriented vibe of the village. One reason we specifically chose to live in the Bay was because of the excellent reputation of the school district. I'm honored to now be part of such a committed, caring group of educators and administrators.
Hobbies: I love to read, bake, and participate in any outdoor activity- from running or biking, to playing at the beach.
Favorite vacation you've taken: We've been fortunate to visit some fun vacation spots over the years, but both of my favorite places (aside from Milwaukee!) aren't locations that I've visited for vacation purposes. I spent a semester in college studying abroad in Fremantle, Australia and discovered the magic of "the land down under." Then, in 2012, my family adopted our two youngest daughters from Ethiopia, and we were fortunate enough to travel there twice over the course of that process. For that reason, we have a deep connection to Ethiopia and hope to travel back there some day with our entire family.