Mark McQuade began his career in education teaching English and history at Pardeeville High School, near Madison, WI. Following four years at Pardeeville, he accepted a job at Appleton West, where he continued to teach English and history for the next eleven years before becoming an associate principal, in charge of activities, athletics, and eventually the English department.
After six years as an associate at West, Mr. McQuade became principal at Wilson. He has Master Degrees in both Educational Technology and Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, and he earned a Bachelor Degree from UW-Platteville in English and history. Currently, Mr. McQuade is working on his doctoral degree through Edgewood College. During his teaching career, Mr. McQuade also coached wrestling, football, track and baseball. He has three children, all graduates of Appleton West High School, and his wife, Cheryl, is a paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary.
Paul has been a Tech Ed. Instructor in the Appleton Area School District for 26 years. He has taught at both the middle and high school levels and will be the welding and machining instructor at ATECH. Paul will bring his years of experience in education not only to the classroom but as the lead teacher for ATECH.
Loren was a 1995 Appleton West graduate and then attended Fox Valley Technical College and graduated with an associate degree in Automated Manufacturing. Loren then attended UW Stout and earned a bachelor degree in Technology Education. He has been teaching technology education at Appleton West since 2000.
Paul has been an English Language Arts instructor in the district for 17 years. In addition to his work in the classroom, he has also been involved with curriculum development and implementation in the district. Paul will teach articulated classes for technical college credit in Writing Communications and Oral and Interpersonal Communications for ATECH. Paul brings to ATECH a variety of additional skill sets and knowledge that will assist students in reaching their full potential in areas beyond the traditional core classes.
Jason was a 2008 Appleton West graduate and then attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Math Education and is in the process of earning his Math Education Master’s. Currently in his third year teaching at Appleton West, Jason will be teaching the math courses in ATECH. These include Math for the Trades and College Tech Math, as well as a Technical Geometry course unique to ATECH.
Bob Lemke has been teaching welding and fabrication in Appleton since 2002. Bob has a bachelor’s degree from U.W. Stout and a master’s degree from Viterbo University. Bob works closely with instructors at FVTC to ensure that A-Tech’s welding curriculum aligns with the welding classes taught at the technical college.