Essential Staff

Essential Staff 

These staff members help keep Kaleidoscope running smoothly day in and day out.  Their roles range from office staff, building engineers, police liaison officers, counselors, and more.

ErinErin Cannon – School Nurse

The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health education.   Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse provides health care to students and staff, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment (American Nurses Association & National Association of School Nurses [ANA & NASN], 2011).

If you are a parent/guardian and wish to discuss your student’s health related concern, please contact Erin Cannon at  For urgent needs, you may call 920-419-7302.

KathyKathy Carriveau – Business Secretary

Mrs. Carriveau is the Business Secretary for Kaleidoscope Academy.  She takes care of the finances, communications and assists the staff, parents and students with various needs.  She graduated from UWGB with a degree in English and worked with teens and in administration at a non-profit organization for many years.  Her and husband have two biological sons and two adopted sons whom they met while fostering for Rawhide Boys Ranch.  Over the years they had over 20 foster teens in their household and now spend time with them as adults.  They also enjoy their five grandchildren, huskies and working in their flower gardens or doing remodeling projects.


Clarke Davidson – EngineerClarke

Mr. Davison has been the Building Maintenance Engineer at Kaleidoscope Academy since 2008.  He is responsible for the HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing systems in the school building.  As part of AASD Energy Management Program he schedules school events & activities into the  Building Control System.  He coordinates all contracted services, performs security and safety inspections, responds to all alarms and emergency calls and is responsible for snow removal.

When not at work he enjoys camping, riding bike, playing golf and fishing.

Clarke is a licensed Power Plant Operating Engineer, Facilities Maintenance Technician and a Heating and Air Conditioning Technician.

Patti Garvey – Secretary
Bio and Pic coming soon!


Lisa Hermus – School PsychologistLisaH-300x277

Mrs. Hermus has worked as a school psychologist in the Appleton Area School District since 2005. In addition to working at Kaleidoscope Academy, Mrs. Hermus works at Jefferson Elementary/Fox River Academy and Columbus Elementary/Appleton Bilingual School.  Prior to working in the AASD, Mrs. Hermus worked as a school psychologist in Bloomington Minnesota School District for 8 years.   Mrs. Hermus grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton West.  She earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout.   In the schools, her role is to collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.  When Mrs. Hermus is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Ella.

Katrina Lake

Miss Lake is the Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club here at Kaleidoscope Academy. She runs both the morning and afternoon program for our students with the help of her fabulous team. She has worked for the Boys & Girls Club for 2 years and is extremely passionate about the work she does. Miss Lake graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Outside of work, she enjoys sailing, fishing, shooting bow, reading, and spending time with friends and family. For any Club updates or information, check out our webpage here.


Allison LeFevre

Allison Lefevre is a speech language pathologist with the Appleton Area School District. Prior to joining the AASD team in 2016, Mrs. Lefevre worked as a speech therapist in the nursing home setting throughout the Fox Valley. She is very happy to be a part of this team and excited to help students achieve their personal and academic goals. Mrs. Lefevre received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UW-Stevens Point. When she’s not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, and her dog Remi. She also enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and travelling.



SaraSara Panighetti – Social Worker

Ms. Panighetti is the School Social Worker at Kaleidoscope Academy, Einstein Middle School, and Appleton Public Montessori.  Ms. Panighetti grew up in a small town outside of Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice and a Masters of Social Work degree from UW–Madison.  She enjoys helping students develop the social and emotional skills to be successful and prepared for college, a career, and the community.  Ms. Panighetti is passionate about not only supporting students, but also their families to ensure student success.  Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and reading.

PaulaPaula Reigel – Study Hall/ISS Supervisor/Boys and Girls Club

Ms. Reigel has been with Roosevelt since August 2000. She works as the SWISS data entry person and Reflection Room supervisor. She also work the Boys and Girls Club before/after school program for the past 8 years. She enjoys the special bonds and connections she makes with her students.

Sargent Tyrell West

Sgt. West has worked as a police officer for 12 years between the Appleton Police Department and the Sheboygan Police Department.  During his time at APD, Sgt. West has filled a number of different roles to include a member of the SWAT team, an EVOC and DAAT instructor, a bike officer, and a field training officer.  In his free time Sgt. West enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.