Submitted by Linda Garfield, Elmwood Schools

ELMWOOD, WI – The Elmwood School District is pleased to welcome five new employees to our staff this fall. Please give them a warm Elmwood greeting!

Below are their bios:

Sara Asher – F.A.C.E. Teacher - It is with much excitement that I join the Elmwood School District this school year. Living in the Elmwood District for the majority of my adult life, I'm excited to teach both family and consumer science, and health classes to the Elmwood Middle & High School students.  I come to Elmwood with 18 years of experience, 16 of those at Ellsworth High School.  Before teaching in Ellsworth, I taught one year each in Stillwater, MN and Hudson, WI.  I graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (prek-12) and minor in Health and Fitness Education in 2000.   

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family (Husband-Jeff, Son-Trevor & Daughter-Taylor) and friends, watching my kids' sporting events, snowmobiling, 4-wheeler rides, and the occasional cycle ride.  I'm always up for a good cup of coffee, a nice walk/run outside with my yellow lab, and on those rainy days I enjoy cooking and baking.  I sincerely look forward to working with the staff, students, parents and community in the Elmwood District!

Logan Boettcher - K-12 Physical Education Teacher - I grew up in Osseo, Wisconsin, but currently live in Woodbury, Minnesota.   I am coming to Elmwood Schools from St. Anne Catholic School in Somerset, Wis. where I taught 4K-8th grade Physical Education. I just got married this summer to my wife Anna who works for Target Corporate in Minneapolis. My parents are both teachers in the Osseo-Fairchild School District. I am the oldest of 4 children. My sister is currently attending UW-La Crosse and my two younger brothers attend Osseo-Fairchild High School. I really love to spend time with family and friends. Going hunting and fishing, camping, and anything sports are a few of my favorite things. I am excited to start my new journey in the Elmwood School District!

Emily Borley - 5-12 Band Director - My name is Emily Borley, and I’m the new Band Teacher for Elmwood. I have a cat named Otto and I have a boyfriend, Alex. I moved to the Twin Cities a year ago, after graduating in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Before that, I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Lindsey Claflin – Grade 2 Teacher - Hello!  My name is Lindsey Claflin and I am pleased to introduce myself as the new 2nd grade teacher in Elmwood. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in May of 2017. I am from Ellsworth, Wisconsin and currently live there with my soon-to-be husband, Dominic. In addition to living in Ellsworth, my prior teaching experience was spent in Ellsworth as a Special Education Teacher.  Aside from being a teacher, I enjoy any activities that are outdoors including walking, swimming, boating, and snowmobiling in the winter. I am so excited to join this Elmwood community and share my passion for teaching and learning!

And finally is Farley Haase a new bus driver for Elmwood Schools (not pictured).

Welcome to the Elmwood School District!