Curtis Fiedler has been hired as the new Middle School Special Education Teacher beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
Middle School Special Education Teacher
Hometown: Mineral Point
High school graduated from: Mineral Point
College: Curtis received his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Whitewater in Cross Categorical Special Education with an emphasis in Cognitive Disabilities. He also holds a DPI license in Cross-Categorical Special Education.
Previous employment: Since 2012, Curtis has worked as a Special Education Teacher at River Valley High School in Spring Green. He is also the Co-Head Wrestling Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, and had previously been an Assistant Football Coach for the Blackhawks. He is also currently the District 5 Representative for the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association.
Hobbies/Free time interests: Watching and participating in all sports, enjoying time with friends and family, watching movies and television series (Band of Brothers, West Wing, Game of Thrones).
What attracted you to apply at Mineral Point?: Being a graduate of Mineral Point, I understand what a great opportunity it is for me to return so I can help students grow into productive members of the community, just as my teachers did for me. Being able to understand the background of students in the area already gives me a head start in being able to connect with students. It is an honor to return and help continue the streak of great teachers at Mineral Point.
Quotable: “I am a firm believer in inclusion. I have seen it work in my students and have been impressed with the progress that has been made with inclusion. For inclusion to work, collaboration is extremely important, amongst parents, staff, and administration. It is important to me to allow children with disabilities to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Watching students succeed is something that I really enjoy. Being able to watch a student work towards a goal, put in the effort necessary, and then watching them succeed and seeing the happiness on their face after the have accomplished something that they may have thought was out of reach, is enjoyable to witness.”