Jeff McKean

Jeff McKean Email
4th Grade Teacher
Phone: 920-485-4423 ext. 359


Teacher Biography

Educational BackgroundI attended Marquette University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Social Studies with a minor in psychology.  In 2008, I earned a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources, K-12 Environmental Education from the  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  

Teaching Background:  I have been a professional educator since 1999.  If you count the years of me educating my younger brother and two sisters, I've also been a "big brother educator" since 1975, the year my brother was born.  Van Brunt has been my school since 2006!  I began at Van Brunt teaching fourth grade.  Then, I taught first grade for awhile and  moved to third.  I am excited to be in a fourth grade classroom!


Teaching PhilosophyI look at teaching as an incredible opportunity to be a positive role model in my students' lives.  I embrace the large responsiblity to help each child on their journey to realize his/her academic and personal potential.

Family:  Family is extremely important to me.  We spend a lot of time together playing and working.  Parenting is an enormous and difficult responsibility.  I feel blessed to be married to my wife Lori  - a great teammate - since 1999.  We have two boys:  Benn and Adam.  I was born and raised in Milwaukee.  Lori and I lived in Nevada for six years and have since settled in the Mayville area. 

What I enjoy most about teaching:  I enjoy the challenge of creating interesting learning opportunities for each child.  Then, it's nice to watch students enjoy their time at school.   As many may know about me, I also value the chance to share my love of the natural world with kids.  Teaching lets me do that, and that's great!


*Things to do on my webpage:  There are a couple links to some reading websites - Raz Kids and Tumblebooks Jr.  Click reading links to find those.  If there's ever a problem with these, please let me know.  

**Earth Explorers Club:  Please check the school website for updates on this EXCELLENT club.