Staff

AMANDA BOLAN

Advisor / Co-Lead Teacher

email: abolan@montelloschools.org

school cell: (608) 369-4468

classroom: (608) 297-2126, x201

Ms. Bolan grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and has learned to appreciate nature through family camping trips and being a YMCA camp counselor. She graduated from Ripon College with a Bachelor’s in Politics and Government and Education, while volunteering at TAGOS Leadership Academy in Janesville, discovering project-based learning and the goal of PBL charter schools. She student taught on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and completed her first year of teaching at Pinon High School. Having lived within the Navajo community and being an active community member in Pinon, she understands the importance of environmental education. The reservation has had a number of environmental problems from uranium and coal mining to lack of water to litter. She was happy to bring her knowledge and expertise back to Wisconsin, and enjoys bringing a historical perspective to the classroom, both indoors and outside. In 2019, she was honored with a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship in recognition of her teaching, leadership, and service.

SKYLAR L. PRIMM

Advisor / Co-Lead Teacher

email: sprimm@montelloschools.org

twitter: @skylarprimm

school cell: (608) 369-4451

classroom: (608) 297-2126, x200

Mr. Primm was born and raised in New Orleans, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Orleans in 2002. He moved to Madison and earned a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin in 2006, followed by teacher certification from Edgewood College in 2009. As a student teacher at Middleton Alternative Senior High, he experienced firsthand the importance of community building and individualized education in the classroom. He has taught in project based charter schools since 2009, starting at TAGOS Leadership Academy in Janesville before moving in 2011 to High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello. Since 2015, Skylar has worked with the Greater Madison Writing Project, which nourishes his passions for reflection and research. In 2017, he was honored with a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship in recognition of his teaching, leadership, and service. As of 2018, he also serves on the board of the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. Outside of school, Mr. Primm may be found taking pictures of rocks, birds, and (especially) lichens.

TIFFANY LODHOLZ

Field Coordinator / Program Assistant

email: tlodholz@montelloschools.org

classroom: (608) 297-2126, x202

Tiffany Lodholz was born and raised in Wausau, WI. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2000 with minors in Geology, Environmental Science, and Women's Studies. After graduating, she worked for 10 years at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault as the Disabilities, Aging, and Rural Program Coordinator and the Senior Program Manager. She then worked as the Water Quality and Quantity Coordinator for Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network and the Grants Coordinator for Marquette County Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth before joining High Marq in 2017. She has served as the President of the Wisconsin Friends of John Muir since the organizations inception in 2013 and is passionate about preserving the landscapes of Muir's boyhood. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her family.

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