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WELCOME TO NORTH BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY! Thank you for checking out the Business and Information Technology Department at Falls North Middle School.  We look forward to a great 2015/16 school year, my eleventh here at North.

In order to help parents and students keep up with our class topics, assignments, and due dates, I will update my page at least once a week during the school year in Schoology.  I will always try to follow the plan on each class page, but there may be times when we have to change that plan in order to best meet the needs of our students.

EDUCATION
I received my Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University in August of 2009 and my National Board Certification in November of 2013.  Prior to that, I received my bachelors degree in business administration from Marquette in 1983 and teacher certification from Concordia University-Wisconsin in January of 2005.  I hold the following teaching certifications:
  • Business Education (#250)
  • Business and Office Vocational (#281)
  • Marketing Education (#285)
  • Online Teaching (DPI Endorsement)
COURSES TAUGHT
--8th Grade Financial Life Skills
--7th Grade Computer Applications
--8th Grade Careers
--SP Technology Connections

--8th Grade Flex

AVAILABILITY
The most efficient method in which to reach me is via email at nitzjam@sdmfschools.org.  You may also try to reach me by phone at 262-255-8450 x2032 or 262-946-2032.  Please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.  I am available for extra help during 1st and 7th periods and before/after school. 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND BUSINESS BACKGROUND
I was honored to have earned the North Teacher of the Year award in spring of 2008, the Superintendent's Child Advocacy Award in 2009, my National Boards Certification in 2013, and a Herb Kohl Fellowship and North Employee of the Year award in 2015.   After managing my family's Brookfield hardware store for 20 years, I went back to school in 2003 to earn my teaching certifications. My retail background in marketing, human resources, accounting, information systems, and management allows me to help all of my students learn and grow.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES
--National Business Education Association
--Wisconsin Business Education Association
--Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association
--North Technology Team
--North Leadership Team
 
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
I am pleased to serve as:
--WEB 6th Grade Orientation co-coordinator with Mrs. Riefel (check out the linked activities page below)
--MFHS assistant softball coach
--North (STATE CHAMPS!!) FBLA/School Store co-coordinator with Mrs. Voigt (check out the linked activities page below)
--Friday Frenzy Dodgeball commissioner

2015-2016
Mission
In partnership with family and community, the School District of Menomonee Falls provides the best personalized and comprehensive education so our students will be prepared for, and will positively contribute to, a profoundly different future.
Vision
The School District of Menomonee Falls continuously pursues excellence one student at a time.
Values
Respect Everyone; Respect Education; Respect Environment
 
2015-2016
North Middle School Goals
Literacy Goal:
North Middle School’s goal is to improve reading proficiency and growth so that students become college and career ready. 
Math Goal:
North Middle School’s goal is to improve math proficiency and growth so that students become college and career ready. 
Behavior Goal:
North Middle School will foster an improved school community and decrease major referrals and incidents resulting in suspension and increase attendance.  

 
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