Meadowbrook Families,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all families and students attending Meadowbrook Elementary this year. I am excited to be a part of the greatness this school extends to parents, students, staff, and the community. I am originally from Wall, SD and have raised two children in the Rapid City area. I have worked for the RCAS for several years as both a teacher and principal, most recently at Knollwood Elementary. I believe it takes strong cooperation between school, families and the community to educate the whole child.

Communication is important between school and home. To assist with this process, Meadowbrook Elementary will be using an app called Class Dojo to communicate with you. We can instantly share messages, updates and photos. It’s the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school, get important updates, and to get in touch with your child’s teacher. We encourage all families to join Meadowbrook and sign up for Class Dojo!

Due to continued efforts to keep staff and students safe, we ask that you use the front doors and check in at the office when visiting our school. Students can be dropped off at 7:50 when there is adult supervision on the playground. We ask that you wish your child well and say good-bye as they enter the building. We always welcome parents at Meadowbrook but need for you to follow our visitor protocols for the safety of staff and students.

I look forward to working in partnership with Meadowbrook families to meet the needs of our Meadowbrook Eagles!!

Shannon Schaefers, Principal

Meadowbrook Staff Members


  • Shannon Schaefers



  • Shannon Fish
  • Kyra Webb
  • Lucia Vincent
  • Janet Brubakken

First Grade

  • Emily Hagen
  • Kristen Huntington
  • Nancy Rohrbach
  • Brandi Sperle

Second Grade

  • Linda Baysinger
  • Teresa Wolf
  • Mariah Koehne
  • Brenda Swanson

Third Grade

  • Ashley Julius
  • Amy Nelson
  • Tricia Hauf

Fourth Grade

  • Susan Bolton
  • Mykel Salazar
  • Amy Shanahan
  • Jennifer Rouse

Fifth Grade

  • Beth Chalberg
  • Patti Mitzel
  • Andrew Thimgan


  • Marie Ammann, Music
  • Ben Lemay, Orchestra
  • April Magnuson, Band


  • Shelly Vidas

Information Media Center/Library/STEAM2

  • Tina Eisenbraun, Information Media Specialist
  • Michelle Eames, Library Secretary/Clerk


  • Renee Landeen

Behavior Strategist

  • Rebekah Schmidt

Intervention Specialist

  • Kelli Collins


  • Cari Clark

District Wide Rooms

  • Tasha Haugen, District Wide K-2
  • Andrea Minkel, Para Professional
  • Susan Schlottman, Para Professional
  • Katie Rohrbach, District Wide 3-5
  • Teri Pourier, Para Professional
  • Candace Wurdeman, K-2 Life Skills Paraprofessional
  • Michelle Ohrtman, 3-5 Life Skills Paraprofessional
  • Brandy Raab, Para Professional

Learning Center

  • Jessica Willuweit, L.D. Teacher
  • Lisa Teachout, L. D. Teacher
  • Shaun Keller, L.D. Teacher
  • Sheri O’Connell, Special Ed. Assistant
  • Maureen O’Brien, Special Ed. Assistant.
  • Ilze McMacken, LC Sped Asst.
  • Michelle Dwyer, Papraprofessional
  • Jessica Haugen, Para Professional

Literacy Specialists

  • Tim Cleland
  • Ramie Krysl
  • Leon Swift Bird, Literacy Coach, MTSS


  • Brittany Hemenway
  • Bethany Wessel (Share with Pinedale)
  • Kendra Patton (Share with Horace Mann)

Office Staff

  • Lori Berg, Secretary
  • Lisa Armour, Secretary
  • Jamie Marvin-Vargas, Nurse
  • Desiree Klapperich, Food Service

 Day Custodian

  • Billy Wade

 Deaf/Blind Education

  • Leslee Wallis, Deaf Ed. Interpreter
  • Kendra MacDonald, Deaf Ed. Interpreter
  • Darlean Danielson, Teacher of the Deaf (Share with West Middle School and Stevens High School)
  • Greta Howe,  Deaf Ed. Interpreter (Share with West and Stevens High School)
  • Sandy Kenrick, Teacher of the Blind (District-wide)