Family and Consumer Science
Mrs. Abel is the 6th-8th grade Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy. She attended UW-Stevens Point where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and Nutrition. She is currently working towards her
masters in Educational Technology through Marian University. Mrs. Abel has been teaching in the Appleton Area School District since 2008. When Mrs. Abel is not at school she is spending time with her family. This includes her husband Adam and 3 young children, Bennett, Cullen, and Natalie. She has a passion for teaching, photography, cooking, traveling, and watching her children grow.
Ms. Birch is a Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy and Appleton West High School. This is her first year in the district but she came to us with sixteen years of prior experience teaching FCS. She received her teaching degree from University of Wisconsin-Stout and her Masters degree in education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2003. When Ms. Birch is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her three daughters and her significant other, Nick. She enjoys cooking, sewing, camping, traveling and spending time outdoors.