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Boller, Melinda

Secretary

Boller, Melinda

Secretary

Christensen, Jennifer

Sunset Paraprofessional

Christensen, Jennifer

Sunset Paraprofessional

DelValle, Jose

English-Language Learner Program

DelValle, Jose

English-Language Learner Program

Duesenberg, Sally

Elementary Principal

Duesenberg, Sally

Elementary Principal

I am so grateful to serve as Clear Creek/Sunset's principal. As a child, I didn't particularly like school. It wasn't until I was a parent and worked at a school that I realized I truly had a passion for kids and their learning. I was inspired to pursue my own learning. I went back to college and became a teacher. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

My favorite part about getting to be at school is seeing the kids as they walk through our doors. They make my day everyday.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Doug, our son, Bill and his wife, Andrea. We look forward to becoming grandparents soon. We have two dogs, Riley and Gus. Our family enjoys the outdoors.

Gauden, Angie

Sunset Paraprofessional

Gauden, Angie

Sunset Paraprofessional

Good, Brenda

Sunset Paraprofessional

Good, Brenda

Sunset Paraprofessional

Hagen, Beth

Preschool Special Education

Hagen, Beth

Preschool Special Education

Hand, Janese

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Hand, Janese

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Hewitt, DeAnna

Sunset Paraprofessional

Hewitt, DeAnna

Sunset Paraprofessional

Hythecker, Bethany

School Nurse

Hythecker, Bethany

School Nurse

Hi! My name is Bethany Hythecker and this is already my eighth year as a school nurse for Clear Lake! I'm entering my third year working part-time, though I see the students less, I still get to develop relationships with them and our great staff here at school, while spending more time with my family at home. At home, I spend much of my time attempting to be creative with healthy meals for the family, helping my husband take care of our small acreage, and learning to see life through the eyes of a toddler and infant.

When I started college, I pursued P.E. and Health Education at the University of Northern Iowa because I had always had an interest in health and wellness. However, with one year of college left, I made the jump from an education major to a nursing major at Allen College of Nursing in Waterloo to pursue my Bachelor's in Nursing.

After college, I took a job with the Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines and worked with a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. During my time there, I was able to travel to Romania and assist with eye surgeries of people unable to afford medical care. I eventually wanted to practice my nursing skills in a hospital setting because I hadn't had the chance since graduating from college and so started working at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. When I got married and moved to North Iowa, I applied for the job as school nurse and and have loved the staff, students and families from the from the beginning. I'm so thankful I'm able use my education background with my training in nursing to serve others!

Jensen, Rachel

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Jensen, Rachel

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Lilliburg, Tara

Clear Creek Paraprofessional

Lilliburg, Tara

Clear Creek Paraprofessional

Molencamp, Amelia

Three-Year-Old Preschool

Molencamp, Amelia

Three-Year-Old Preschool

Puttmann, Sara

Student and Family Services Coordinator

Puttmann, Sara

Student and Family Services Coordinator

  • Married to Shawn Puttmann, Have three kids and live in Clear Lake. I'm a graduate of Clear Lake High School.
  • BA in Human Services.
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
  • I just finished my MS Ed coursework in Professional School Counseling through Buena Vista University.

Sharar, Deb

Elementary Dean of Students (.5 FTE) and High School Counselor (.5 FTE)

Sharar, Deb

Elementary Dean of Students (.5 FTE) and High School Counselor (.5 FTE)

My name is Deb Sharar pronounced Shyer! This is my first year at Clear Creek. I am the Dean of students which is a new part time position. My role will be to team with Sally Dusenburg to provide the best services to students, parents and staff. I am excited to be a member of the Clear Creek team and looking forward to working with you.  My office hours at Clear Creek are:  Monday/ Tuesday- 12:30-4, Thursday/ Friday 7:30-12:30. I have 2 part time positions: Dean of students at Clear Creek and   the part time Clear Lake High School counselor . I am passionate about my jobs and enjoy the opportunity to work with students everyday!  I graduated from Iowa Falls High School and Creighton University. Education has been my forever career!  I love living in Clear Lake!

Siesseger, John

Sunset Custodian

Siesseger, John

Sunset Custodian

Steen, Brenda

Teacher Librarian

Steen, Brenda

Teacher Librarian

Books, books, books! They are what makes coming to school fun. Connecting students with the right book is very important to me. This is my 19th year as a teacher librarian, covering all grades at different times. Currently I have Preschool - 12th grade, so I am in all four district buildings making sure students have enjoyable & interesting books to read. I work with teachers to help locate resources as they study various topics, use online resources and follow copyright regulations.

Outside of school I am a voracious reader & a runner; my husband and I enjoy biking and our daily walks. We are very involved in our church and missions projects. Spending quality time with our three grown children and three grandchildren is one of our greatest joys.

Thompson, Josi

School Nurse

Thompson, Josi

School Nurse

I'm Josi Thompson, the newest member of Clear Lake's team of nurses. I am wife to Seth and mommy to three little beauties.  I'm a lover of Jesus, baseball, horses, and everything about the peace and beauty of the country.  And I'm a somewhat new found lover of coffee and running- not enjoyed in unison, of course. 🙂

As a child I spent a lot of time with my grandparents on their farm being immersed in a plethora of life skills ranging from taming kittens, to welding, "fixing" things in the shop, driving all things with wheels, learning to bake, sew, to do Pinterest inspired projects before Pinterest was a thing, and even a little Morse Code on the old CB radio.  I have to give a big thanks to them for investing time shaping my desire to care for and teach people.  They were great models of selflessness, patience and giving.  So when it came time to settle on "what I wanted to be when I grew up" the decision to choose a career in nursing or education was difficult for me.  Ultimately, I settled on nursing because of the diversity the profession offered, while still hoping to someday end up in an educational setting.  So...I completed my ADN from Iowa Lakes Community College and received my BSN from the University of Iowa.  I began my career in nursing at Mercy Medical Center-NI completing a Critically Ill Internship followed by positions in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit, and Cardiac Cath Lab, where, on occasion, I still get to serve and keep up on my acute care nursing skills..

This fall marks the beginning of my fourth year at Clear Lake Schools.  Being new to school nursing, I have been a bit caught off guard how fast the seasons change and the months on a school calender turn!  Watching your children journey through these school years has brought me much joy and a little momma heartache on how fast little ones grow older.  Your children have reminded me to give thanks for the season of life I am in and insight into what my life will look like all too soon!  I'm looking forward to what this year has in store for us!

Weigel, Britney

Sunset Paraprofessional

Weigel, Britney

Sunset Paraprofessional

Wheeler, Wendy

Sunset Paraprofessional

Wheeler, Wendy

Sunset Paraprofessional

Yost, Linda

Sunset Paraprofessional

Yost, Linda

Sunset Paraprofessional