Making the Grade: Being a Grade School Teacher - View the video

Randy Kalscheuer

Randy Kalscheuer
3rd Grade Teacher
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

7106 South Avenue
Middleton , WI 53562


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Randy Kalscheuer grew up on a dairy farm just outside of Middleton. He attended college at UW Oshkosh where he received an undergraduate degree with a major in Radio-TV-Film. From there he went on to work at NBC15 in Madison as a news producer before beginning my teaching career as a substitute teacher. When he decided to get into education full time, Randy attended Cardinal Stritch University where he earned his teaching license and later, his master’s degree. Currently, he is in his 8th year teaching 3rd Grade. On the side Randy keeps connected with his first career in broadcasting; he is the announcer for Middleton High School sporting events such as football, basketball, and softball games. During summers he works at a local golf course and spends time with his wife and three children.

It’s called an A-Ha moment…the moment in which someone understands something for the first time and the “light bulb” goes on. Imagine if you were the one who flips the switch. Find out about the non-traditional path Randy Kalscheuer took from newsroom to classroom and what it takes to be an elementary school teacher. Randy will discuss certification requirements, license renewal, and what a typical day is like in order to “make the grade.” (Running Time 24:09)