Area: Southern Door

  • Len Villano

    Agriscience Teacher Jeanna James Achieves National Recognition

    Theoretically speaking, Jeanna James is not only the best young agriscience teacher in Wisconsin, but also one of the top six in the United States. However, anyone who watches her working with students might well maintain that the designation is not theoretical. “Jeanna is a model teacher and keeps every student at the center of […]

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Mike Toneys

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement:

    My wife Carrol and I have been residents of Southern Door County for more than 30 years.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Kelly Tassoul

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement:

    • Southern Door High School Graduate, 1979
    • NWTC Graduate, 1981
    • Southern Door Education Foundation – 1995 to present (currently serving as president)
    • Southern Door Board of Education – nine years, 1999-2008 (served as clerk)
    • Served on various committees while on the School Board (Transportation Disciplinary Committee, Building and Grounds Committee and Policy Committee)
    • Friend of Education Award Recipient at Southern Door Schools
    • Door County 4-H Adult Leader – 25 years
    • 4-H Adult Leader Board – two terms
    • Door County Holstein Board – two terms
    • Door County Dairy Committee
    • Associated with the Brussels Lions Club since 1989, became a member in 2013
    • Costume Director for Southern Door High School Musicals from 1988 to present
    • Costume Director for the Southern Door 5th Grade Musicals – 18 years


    What do you think is the greatest issue facing public education, and, if elected, how would you address it?

    I believe balancing the budget is at the forefront, but also making sure we don’t compromise the quality of education during the process is also at the top of the priority list.

  • Southern Door School’s Learning Garden

    It isn’t a Victory Garden straight out of World War II. It won’t feed hundreds of people. Southern Door’s Schoolyard Garden will, however, teach students about plants and cultivate a bond in the community.

  • Even the Ashes Were Gone: Lessons from the Peshtgo Fire

    “We are burning up. Send help.” This short, dire message to Wisconsin Governor Lucius Fairchild was the first contact sent from the epicenter of America’s deadliest fire ever. It was carried by boat as the lone telegraph line out of Peshtigo, Wisconsin had been burned weeks before. It gave none of the details which were, […]