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Meet Our School Account Managers

Andrea Mueller

School Account Manager Bio

“As a former teacher, I had a front row seat to all of the amazing things students were doing in the classroom on a daily basis. Social media allows schools to share these successes with an extended audience and most importantly, connect the community and its members in a positive way by celebrating their students.”

Andrea lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their two sons, Oakley and Emerick. They are a very active family that enjoys the outdoors year-round. Andrea also loves exploring and hiking new state parks, biking in northern Wisconsin, and tent camping on the islands of the Mississippi River with her family. She also enjoys running, creating and painting home decor items, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts.

“I am passionate about working for #SocialSchool4EDU because it allows me to remain connected to students, schools, and communities while still being my best self for my family as a stay-at-home mom. I also love having the opportunity to highlight the positive things students are doing each and every day.”

Fun fact about Andrea: One of her most cherished memories growing up was watching The Bachelor(ette) episodes with her grandma.

Angie Johnson

School Account Manager Bio

“I believe that social media can be an amazing, positive bridge between the school and families. The community gets an inside look at their school so they can better appreciate the teachers and staff and all that they do in the name of excellence and the school gets to hear wonderful feedback in the form of comments, likes, and shares to encourage and uplift them. It’s a fantastic tool!”

Angie lives in Wisconsin and is married to her high school sweetheart, Kyle. The pair have three children and a dog. As a family, they love doing anything outdoors, including hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, playing sports, riding bikes, cutting firewood. They also serve in several ministries with church and love sharing the love of Jesus with others.

“I love working for #SS4EDU because it allows me the flexibility to help meet our family’s financial goals while working from home, on a flexible schedule that allows me to homeschool our children, participate and sometimes coach their sports and activities, and to be involved in and lead different church ministries. Also, as a former public school teacher, celebrating students and staff is near and dear to my heart!”

Fun fact about Angie: She loves Jesus, coffee, and the color red!

Angie Weber

School Account Manager Bio

“In our fast-paced world, a sense of connection gets lost, but with the power of social media, it’s a great (and important) way to keep the community strong and highlight the good things going on in the world!”

Angie lives in Minnesota with her husband, Shawn, and their twins. No matter the season, they love fishing and doing other family activities. Angie says she’s always up for a good house project.

“Coming from a marketing background, I really enjoy doing this type of work to help people connect. But what I have come to love the most is being able to see the strength of communities through the schools I manage.”

Fun fact about Angie: She graduated from the University of Minnesota with two majors, advertising and art!

Ashley Johnson

School Account Manager Bio

“I believe that social media is important to utilize in schools because it is a great way to help the community know what awesome things are happening there and it also helps them stay updated on special events taking place that they can be included in to show their support.”

Ashley lives in Wisconsin. Her family includes her fiance, Kyle, her son, Matthew, and their dachshund, Roscoe. She enjoys doing anything related to art, such as drawing, painting, taking pictures, and DIY projects. She also likes being outdoors, taking walks, and bike riding with her family.

“I am excited to work with #SocialSchool4EDU because I love helping support a mission to celebrate schools.”

Fun fact about Ashley: She was the first person in her family to graduate with a Bachelors Degree!

Aubrey Lady

School Account Manager Bio

“Thank goodness for social media! We do our best to keep schools informed of all the goings and comings at the school.”

Aubrey lives in Indiana and is married to her college sweetheart, Ben, and their three children. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and filling her days with busy kid activities. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys golfing, swimming, and all things basketball. Living close to Chicago has fueled her love for sports! Aubrey is a fan of the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls.

“Having grown up in the school with my mother teaching and my father coaching, my heart has always been in helping children celebrate their accomplishments. I love being able to promote all the great things the schools are doing.”

Fun fact about Aubrey: She played basketball at Murray State University in Kentucky, taught phy-ed at an elementary school, and now coaches basketball!

Brianna Wells

School Account Manager Bio

“I believe it’s important for schools to be present on platforms that students, families, and community members engage on. I believe it’s a tool that can and should be used to showcase the positive things happening within education.”

Brianna lives in Wisconsin, where she is married to a “fun, smart, and handsome guy” named Casey. She and her husband have three sons. Brianna enjoys spending time with her family – especially in the outdoors, exploring new parks and zoos, jumping at the trampoline park, and spending time with extended family and friends. When she has a moment to herself, you’ll find Brianna reading, walking, organizing and decorating her home, or retouching photos of her boys to display on their gallery wall.

“I truly enjoy working alongside my schools to share the wonderful work they do every day! I also enjoy the ability to use my writing, organization and creative skills to do this. My teammates at SS4EDU are awesome. It really is an awesome job, and it’s the perfect fit for my family.”

Fun fact about Brianna: If she could go back in time, Brianna wishes she could have taken choreographed dance as a child!

Bridget Martin

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media for schools is important to be able to showcase all of the hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes by both staff and students.”

Bridget and her husband live in Wisconsin with their two dogs. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and golfing with her husband.

“I love working with #SS4EDU because I get to work with an amazing team of people who are smart, passionate, and are more than willing to share their knowledge and best practices for the betterment of our team so we can better serve our districts.”

Fun fact about Bridget: She and her husband love rollercoasters and have visited Six Flags Great America (many times!), Universal Studios, Disney, Busch Gardens, and The Stratosphere in Las Vegas!

Carrie Tjernagel

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media in schools is important to showcase what is going on in our schools. It gives the public a chance to get a peek at what happens every day inside the classrooms and hallways when they otherwise would not have this opportunity.”

Carrie lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and Labradoodle. With her husband working in education, she really understands the importance of celebrating what goes on in schools. When she’s not working, Carrie enjoys boating, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful place they live. She is also a fitness fanatic and enjoys snowmobiling in the winter.

“I love being able to celebrate students and schools every day! Andrea created this company with the theme of making the positive so loud, you can’t hear the negative. I can’t think of a better place to work: A positive environment that celebrates good things going on in our schools every single day!”

Fun fact about Carrie: In eighth grade, she won a trip to Los Angeles with a basketball competition through the organization Pepsi Hotshot!

Emily McFarland

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media is a great way to bring the community’s attention to what is going on inside of our schools on a daily basis.”

Emily lives in Virginia where she is a proud member of a military family. Her husband flies F-18s for the Navy. The pair have a daughter and two dogs. Emily enjoys cooking, reading, and watching The Bachelor franchise.

“I love recognizing the hard work that frequently goes unseen in the world of education.”

Fun fact about Emily: She’s a matchmaker who has introduced several couples who ended up getting married, and she’s even officiated weddings!

Emily Peterson

School Account Manager Bio

“In the social world we live, it’s important to showcase the positive stories and help families feel connected to their children’s school – and celebrate them!”

Emily lives in Minnesota with her husband, three kids, and a dog. She loves practicing yoga, reading, creating things with her hands, and spending time at their family cabin in Wisconsin.
“I love seeing the amazing things happening inside of a school day. School staff is always blowing me away with their kindness and creativity in learning.”

Fun fact about Emily: She serves on the board of a non-profit that assists several small communities in Honduras.

Jackie Nordman

School Account Manager Bio

“Schools are doing amazing things within those walls each and every day! Social media is a wonderful tool to help promote and foster a strong school-community where everyone feels supported, empowered, and welcomed.”

Jackie lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and their dog. She loves to read, design, and bake.

“It is such a wonderful opportunity to help schools promote all of the wonderful things going on, every day, to their communities!”

Fun fact about Jackie: She has coached all of her children’s sports teams, including soccer and softball, earning her the Volunteer of the Year award at her kids’ elementary school!

Jessica Harder

School Account Manager Bio

“I believe in the power of sharing students daily achievements and experiences on social media, in order to celebrate!”

Jessica lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Jake, a Resident Podiatrist, and their two goofy puppies. She enjoys traveling to her hometown as often as possible to see her parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nieces. Her hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, anything and everything outdoors, cooking/baking, and yoga/barre.

“I enjoy working for #SocialSchool4EDU and using my school counseling skills in a new and exciting way by celebrating and showcasing students and staff to communities through social media. My goal is to brighten someone’s day with the posts I create.”

Fun fact about Jessica: She is a former school counselor who loves working with students, staff, schools, and the community to lift students up and focus on their strengths!

Joanna Damas

School Account Manager Bio

“Being able to see what happens at school on a day-to-day basis through social media is super important. It helps parents stay informed – but most of all, helps them stay engaged and have topics of conversations at the dinner table.”

Joanna lives in Illinois where she is the mother of an athletic daughter who keeps Joanna busy with many extracurriculars. She loves spending time with family, hanging out with friends, and decorating/scrapbooking with her Happy Planner.

“I enjoy publishing stories that make each of our districts unique. But most of all, I am proud to help make connections with the districts I serve and becoming part of their communities.”

Fun fact about Joanna: Her primary language is Spanish, even though most people can’t tell when she first speaks to them!

Julie Korte

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media needs to be used for celebration, and schools, staff, and students need to be celebrated! It’s the perfect partnership.”

Julie lives in Nebraska with her husband, Matt, and their three children – one of whom recently made Julie a grandmother! Julie enjoys traveling, organizing, and spending time with family.

“I love the flexibility social school allows and I enjoy the variety and unique personalities of the schools that I’m privileged to celebrate.”

Fun fact about Julie: She loves her new role as Grandma JuJu!

Karla Larkins

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media in schools shines a spotlight on the amazing events and beautiful people in our schools. It creates strong connections between communities and schools, where our future shines bright.”

Karla and her daughter live on five beautiful acres on the outskirts of St. Paul, Minnesota. They love exploring zoos, nature centers, and libraries. She enjoys meditation, reading, and being outside.

“I am grateful to be part of the #SocialSchool4EDU family – celebrating children, schools, and staff in the positive manner they so richly deserve. I appreciate working from home and the flexible schedule, which gifts me more time with my daughter.”

Fun fact about Karla: She lived in the Philippines for four years while growing up!

Kathi Gilles

School Account Manager Bio

“School social media provides a connection to the community and is important because of the positivity it can bring to a school district.”

Kathie lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Brian, and their four children. She loves watching movies and going to the local drive-in theater with her family. She also likes to camp and spend time with all her pets.

“I enjoy this job so much because I feel like I’m a part of something really important: Celebrating students and staff and bringing a positive message to social media. The people I work with are so positive, it makes me feel proud of what I do.

Fun fact about Kathi: She has been a Girl Scouts leader for many years!

Lauren Albrecht

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media and schools go hand-in-hand together. Parents want to see what their children are learning and social media gives us the opportunity to truly celebrate learning through sharing stories.”

Lauren lives in Minnesota with her husband, Jake, their twins, and their Lab/Shepherd-mix pup. In her spare time, she enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible, including hiking, biking, walking, and listening to music.

“I enjoy the flexibility that #SS4EDU offers. I’m able to take care of all of the needs of my family while fitting in work around the chaos.”

Fun fact about Lauren: She is a huge Dave Matthews Band fan and has seen them live over a dozen times!

Lauren Shissler

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media is the most important area for schools to cultivate, especially as a method of reaching out to their district’s families and the surrounding community. Many parents feel like they have no idea what is going on in their child’s day while they are in school – but with social media, parents are able to get an inside look at the goings-on inside the building(s). It also helps draw in those community members who may not have children currently in school and reminds them why these schools are so important.”

Lauren lives on a farm in Illinois with her husband, Adam, who is a popcorn and specialty crop farmer, as well as their two kids and two golden retrievers. As a family, they love to spend time outdoors, attend St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, and travel. Lauren also enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, reading, and crossword puzzles.

“I love that I can “have it all” – a career and a family. By working from home, I am able to be more present in my family’s lives, as well as feel accomplished in my career.”

Fun fact about Lauren: She lives on a farm that grows popcorn!

Melissa Edwards

School Account Manager Bio

“Parents and community members utilize social media as a way to gather a majority of their information. It is our responsibility to shine a light on all the positive things happening within our districts and keep the community informed.”

Melissa lives in Indiana with her husband, a technology manager, and their two kids. She describes their life as “very full, busy, and blessed!” As a family, they love taking trips together, hiking, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

“As both a parent and a former teacher, I realize how much parents appreciate feeling connected to what is going on with their children and how much students (and staff) should be celebrated every day. I love sharing these amazing moments happening in education each day.”

Fun fact about Melissa: She adores turtles and has a pet turtle who has been with her since she was 15 years old!

Melissa Treacy

School Account Manager Bio

“The accomplishments, programs, and pure awesomeness that students, teachers, and administrators help to create each and every day never cease to amaze me. I love telling a story, and know that #SocialSchool4EDU has an amazing formula for doing that for schools across the nation.”

Melissa is a northwestern Pennsylvania native, born and raised in Warren County, Pa. in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. She resides with her husband, and two children, Seamus and Alora, and three furbabies, Raleigh (husky/lab) and Harley Quinn (yellow lab), and KitKat (runt kitten).

“As a former journalist, it is important for me to get the true and amazing side of schools out there in the public eye for all to see.”

Fun Fact about Melissa: She graduated from Penn State University (WE ARE!) summa cum laude, with a degree in Journalism, and has 20 years of writing and editing experience.

Sarah Stroinski

School Account Manager Bio

“Celebrating students, staff, and the learning that is going on in schools is so important as it showcases the importance of education and all the amazing things that happen in local schools every day.”

Sarah lives in West Virginia where she is married to a teacher and has two dearly loved cats. She enjoys traveling, watching football, and spending time with family.

“I love working for a company that values the importance of community building and also truly values each and every team member.”

Fun fact about Sarah: She is currently in her fourth year of medical school and will soon be known as Dr. Sarah Sparks Stroinski, M.D.!

Shayla Bradley

School Account Manager Bio

“I believe it’s important for schools to stay connected to the community. Sharing information and giving a glimpse into classrooms, activities, and programs strengthens that connection.”

Shayla lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and four children. She enjoys being active, especially through hiking and dancing, and loves music. She also likes spending time outdoors with her family.

“I enjoy working for #SS4E because the company focuses on the positive. I enjoy sharing stories of staff members making a difference in education, and seeing the positive benefits to students and the community.”

Fun fact about Shayla: When she travels to new places, she always brings home a coffee mug!

Tori Sand

School Account Manager Bio

“I like working for #SS4EDU because it allows me to be flexible with my crazy schedule and I love helping tell the wonderful stories that schools have to tell.”

Tori lives with her daughter in Wisconsin. Although they love the hustle and bustle of city life, they take every chance possible to visit Tori’s parents at their new country home.

“I truly believe that social media can be such a positive aspect to any district. In today’s world, we now more than ever need to spread those positive vibes.”

Fun Fact about Tori: She loves to waterski!

Whitney Pitsch

School Account Manager Bio

“Social media helps celebrate all the great things schools are doing that may not otherwise be seen. Thanks to #SocialSchool4EDU and social media, students, staff, and the community are connected and celebrated!”

Whitney lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two kids, and an energetic black Lab. She enjoys reading, having friends over to play board games like Code Names, and spending time at the family cabin.

“I love that I get to celebrate schools and use my writing skills while continuing to be a stay-at-home mom. Despite not actually being on the staff, I feel like I’m a part of the team at each of my schools. I take pride in helping them maintain an awesome social media presence!”

Fun fact about Whitney: She has always wanted to be an author and hopes to write a children’s book in the future!

Kandra Volentine

Website Manager Bio

“Social media is important in schools because it is important for schools to be able to tell their stories and be involved with the community.”

Kandra lives in Colorado where she has a small immediate family and a large extended family that she enjoys seeing on a regular basis.

“Being able to help schools keep their websites up-to-date is important in tandem with the social media aspect of their communications strategy!”

Fun Fact about Kandra: She splits her time between Colorado and Oklahoma.

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