Hi, my name is Mrs. Michele RMichelle Raethkeaethke, and I am honored to be working as the Be Four teacher at the Alma Area School since the program began in 1998. I have my certification in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. I completed my Bachelor,s degree at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.   

Initially I taught Kindergarten for a year, before marrying the hardest working man I've ever known.  My husband, Jeff. is a dairy farmer in rural Pepin.  Jeff and I have three  awesome children. We enjoy time spent with our children and grand children.

My classroom is a busy place with children who are actively learning.  I firmly believe  that money spent in early education is money well spent.  The children in my classroom are all growing at their own individual rate, and I work hard to ensure they are challenged.  Everyday is a work in progress and a new adventure.  I am privileged to be working with these unique and curious students.  If you are in need of a hug, a smile, or a good laugh, this is the place to come.


Contact: Michele Raethke