Reiko Arimura ?11, M.Ed. ?20

    Reiko Arimura

    Class Year: ’11, M.Ed. ’20

    Majors: English (Bachelor’s Degree), Education (Master’s Degree)

    Current Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin


    Assistant Principal at the 21st Century Preparatory School in Racine, Wisconsin

    “My pathway has been intertwined with Carthage every step of the way, whether it was my first classroom placement experience as a freshman or cultivating professional relationships and assisting in the training of the next generation of educators.”

    Kathryn Boero, Master of Education graduate

    Kathryn (Lamberton) Boero

    Class Year: ’77, M.Ed. ’13

    Majors: Elementary education, Master’s of Education program

    Current Hometown: Racine, Wis.


    Primary School Head, The Prairie School, Racine, Wis.

    “I loved and continue to love the small personal learning community environment at Carthage.”

    Rita Gentile M.Ed. ?17, M.M. ?20

    Rita Gentile

    Class Year: M.Ed. ’17, M.M. ’20

    Majors: M.M. in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy/Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

    Current Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin


    Choir Director at Kenosha Unified School District/Lance Middle Schoo, Music Director at Kenosha Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Owner/Voice Instructor at Kenosha RG Performing Arts Studio

    “Professor Corinne Ness also played a vital part in my time at Carthage. She is a constant mentor, supportive problem-solver, and expert colleague who I often turn to for both musical and career advice.”

    Gracie Sanchez ?16, M.Ed. ?19

    Gracie Sanchez

    Class Year: ’16, M.Ed. ’19

    Majors: Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Education

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


    Customer Success Manager at Transfr

    “I loved the idea of being close to home and having small class sizes.”

    Heidi Stermer M.Ed. ?21

    Heidi Stermer

    Class Year: M.Ed. ’21

    Majors: Master of Education

    Current Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin


    7th Grade Science Teacher at Racine Unified School District — Academies of Racine at Mitchell

    “Carthage has provided me with the expertise necessary to excel at being a middle school teacher.”

    David Weiser, Master of Education graduate

    David Weiser

    Class Year: ’05

    Majors: Accelerated Certification for Teachers Program


    Special Education Teacher at Kenosha Tremper High School

    “We were doing real-world problem-solving. We were talking about what it was like to be in the classroom.”

    Jeffrey Weiss ?99

    Jeffrey Weiss

    Class Year: ’99

    Majors: Master of Education in Reading

    Current Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin


    Superintendent of the Kenosha Unified School District

    “Receiving my master’s degree helped me gain a deep understanding of the science behind teaching. My degree helped me not only be a better teacher, but it prepared me to become a better administrator as well.”

    Kim Wendt, Master of Education graduate

    Kim Wendt

    Class Year: ’06, M.Ed. ’06

    Majors: Biology, Master of Education in Educational Leadership


    Science Teacher at Mitchell Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin

    “Don’t give up. Don’t be afraid to dream big and be an advocate for change. You’ll never know if those crazy ideas turn out to be an amazing success until you try.”