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Laurie Calbaum 
Email 
262-367-2000 x314  
 

Choir/Music

Welcome to Swallow School Music!
My name is Laurie Calbaum and I have been the general music/choir teacher at Swallow School since 2012.

Work Experience
I have taught 4K-8th grade choir/general music at Swallow School since 2012. Previously, I was a K-6 general music/choir teacher in the Elmbrook School District for 9 years and a 1-12 general music/choir teacher in the Cedar Grove-Belgium district for 3 years. Besides teaching public school, I have been a graduate-level music education class instructor, church choir director/accompanist, MSO docent instructor, Wisconsin Music Educators Association Listening Project chairperson, a presenter at various music conventions/workshops, and a developer of various music education materials/lessons.

Education
I have a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and have accumulated over 25 graduate credits beyond my master’s degree in advanced education and music classes.

Personal Life
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, singing, playing the piano, attending the theater, gardening, and playing board/digital games.

My passion is to teach music and build a love and understanding of music!
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to another great year!

   
 

Tom Mancuso
Email 
262-367-2000 x105

Art
 

Hello, I am Tom Mancuso, known to my students over the years as Mr. Man. As the new art teacher at Swallow School I am excited to be part of the Swallow community and teach 4K & 5K art. I have been a K-12 art educator for the School District of Waukesha (SDW) for the past 30 years. In addition, I have been the SDW Art Coordinator since 2017. I am a graduate of the HS of Art & Design in NYC (1977), and attended the School of Visual Arts in NY. I received my BFA in Art Education at UWM in 1992. I have a Masters in Visual Studies through Cardinal Stritch University.

My wife and I have been residents of the Town of Delafield since 1988. We have 2 sons who are graduates of Arrowhead HS and UWM. My wife Patte had a state licensed daycare in our home, Sundance Family Daycare, from 1989-1998. I have been involved in the Lake Country community for many years as a coach for the Hartland Hawks baseball organization, and the Lake Country United Soccer Club. I was a School Co-Chair for the referendum committee that worked to fund the building of North Shore MS in 1995.

In between my years at SVA and UWM I was cook and chef at several restaurants in CO, NY, WA and WI. I still cook for fun and enjoy grocery shopping! I continue to work and play in the fields of Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Painting.

I look forward to working with you and your children as we develop their creative expression and skills.

   
 

Chris Evans 
Email 
262-367-2000 x156

Engineering
Physical Education/Health

 

Hello Swallow Parents and Students, my name is Chris Evans and it is my pleasure to be teaching here at Swallow School. I serve here teaching Physical Education/Health, as well as Project Lead The Way.

I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 1984 and after a short stint in the army, moved on to UW-Whitewater where I received my bachelor’s degree in 1992. I spent my early teaching years at several other districts, Port Washington, St. Francis, and Waukesha; before finding a home here at Swallow. I went on to earn my master’s degree in computer science from Cardinal Stritch in 2002, and completed several PLTW courses from 2015-2019.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, and my hobbies include fishing, boating, biking and golfing.

It is my mission to help my students be as successful as possible in my classes. To help achieve that please reach out to me whenever the need arises to ensure that your student can reach their highest potential.

I have enjoyed all of my time here at Swallow, and I am excited to start another year working with all of our wonderful families. 

   
 
Lauren LaFond
Email
262-367-2000 x318

Band

 
   
 

Rebecca Mork 
Email
262-367-2000 x147

Art

Welcome to 1st-8th Grade Art!! My goals for students are that they will find success; gain artistic and problem-solving skills; learn that mistakes are a way to learn and grow; and discover a love for art -- whether it’s a medium, an artist, technique, process, or just a positive way to express themselves.

Professional Experience
One of the best things about teaching art is having the opportunity to see students grow from year to year. I have experience teaching in both art and regular education classrooms from Pre-K through 12th grade. I run a middle school Art Club. Additionally, I am the scenery designer and one of the Swallow Middle School Drama Club directors.

Education
My Bachelor’s Degree is in Art Education, Pre-K-12th Grade with a minor in English from UW-Milwaukee. In 2010, I earned a Pre-K through 6th Grade regular ed teaching license through the MAT program at Cardinal Stritch University; and in 2016 completed my Masters in the Art of Teaching, also through Cardinal Stritch.

Personal Life
I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and three children -- Jakob (21), Annika (19), and Erika (17) and our fancy Australian Terrier/Basset/Beagle/Dachshund mix, Cinna and our little Italian Doxie, Banksy. I also enjoy working on my own art, exercising, going to concerts and the theater, reading, spending time with friends, gardening, cooking, and playing/running team trivia, and volunteering at Life Center MKE’s food pantry.



 
 
   
 

Scott Otto 
Email 
262-367-2000 x156  

Physical Education/Health/Adaptive Physical Education

Hi! My name is Mr. Otto, and I am very excited for another awesome year at Swallow School! I am thrilled to be your teacher. I’m looking forward to a year of learning from each other, fun and excitement. I can’t wait to learn more about you, but first I’ll tell you a little about me.

I grew up in West Allis, WI and attended West Allis Central High School. In high school I participated on the football, basketball, track and baseball teams. I was also involved in the National Honors Society, Math Team and Conservation Club. I earned my degree in Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, Coaching Education and Health Education from UW-Whitewater and my Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin.

This year will be my 26th year in education. My previous positions have included Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Athletic/Activities Director, and Head Football Coach. I have taught physical education and health in the South Milwaukee, Hamilton-Sussex and West Allis-West Milwaukee School Districts.

I married my high school sweetheart and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this summer. We have three boys and a dog. I love playing disc golf, working out and going to see live music.

If you ever have any questions feel free to email me or call and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to a great year!