Physical Education Teachers
Chris Apriesnig is one of Kaleidoscope’s Physical Education teachers. This is his 20th year in the Appleton Area School District and 8th at KA! Chris received his Bachelors degree from UW – Oshkosh, certified K-12 in Physical Education, Coaching and Health. He later earned a Masters in Education through Viterbo University. Chris is married, has two children- Maddie and Alex, and a golden retriever-Cooper. He enjoys coaching his kids in baseball/softball, playing sports, and restoring classic cars.
Mrs. Skowanderson is in her third year of teaching Adapted Physical Education and General Physical Education but her first year with the Appleton Area School District. She is happy to be back in her hometown teaching at Einstein Middle School and Kaleidoscope Academy. Mrs. Skowanderson graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. Her first teaching job was in Martin, Slovakia teaching English and Science at an Bilingual Middle School. Upon arriving back in the USA, she secured a job in the Howard-Suamico School District teaching Adapted Physical Education and General Physical Education. Mrs. Skowanderson’s passion is helping all of her students succeed in activities and games in the Physical Education classroom that they can use as lifelong lessons and skills. Mrs. Skowanderson also coaches the Girls United High School Hockey Team. This will be her 2nd season with the AU Girls. Go United!
Outside of school, Mrs. Skowanderson enjoys doing anything active with her husband and family: cycling, playing hockey, swimming and traveling to name a few.