Special Education/ELL/Intervention

The Pupil Services Team

Our mission: The pupil services department of Big Foot High School is committed to providing an individualized educational experience for all students. We are dedicated to offering a welcoming and caring environment that focuses on the unique strengths and needs of each individual student, guiding them as they transition into responsible, productive and successful college and career ready adults.

Pupil Services Department Photo

Mrs. Stacie Sheppard

Mrs. Stacie Sheppard

Director of Pupil Services

Email: slsheppard@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4513

Room W12

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • Assessment Coordinator

  • McKinney-Vento Liaison

  • Bowling Club Coach

About Me

I am a 2003 graduate of Big Foot High School. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in History and Political Science. My career as an Interventionist started in 2014 when I was hired by Big Foot High School to work with their Credit Based Intervention Program. My goal since this time has been to help ALL students achieve their academic goals and graduate from Big Foot High School. To attain this I have furthered my own education by receiving my Master's Degree from Arkansas State University in Educational Theory and Practice, a Certification in Alternative Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Certification as a Reading Teacher from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. For several years I oversaw the Alternative Education Program at Big Foot, which offers GED and Competency based programming for students who are in need of alternative routes for graduation. I am currently serving as director of pupil services which has expanded my role in to Special Education, English Language Programming, Data, and Assessments.

I love working at Big Foot High School. It has been a joy to return to MY school and help students realize their full potential.

Mr. Jeff Fenrick

Mr. Jeff Fenrick

Special Education Teacher/Pupil Services Department Chair

Email: jrfenrick@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4431

Room W31

About Me

I graduated form Janesville Parker Senior High School in 1987 and attended University of Wisconsin-Parkside on a baseball scholarship. I graduated in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Delinquency and Minorities. My career started as a Lead Counselor at Sunburst Residential Treatment Center in Neillsville, WI. From there, I worked for Rock County as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. In 2000, I returned to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater earning my teaching certification in Special Education and started teaching at Monroe (WI) Middle School. After three years there, I taught for a year at Brodhead High School and finally ended up here at Big Foot High School. In 2020, I earned a Certification as a Reading Teacher from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I have been the Student Services Department Chair since 2018. As an extension of the classroom, I am a Master Level Basketball Official licensed by the WIAA.

I am married to my wife Suzie, and we have two children. Suzie is a Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director for St. John Vianney Catholic School in Janesville. My daughter, Alexis is an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Eastern Illinois University and my son, Addison, is a student the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Cyber Security.

Mrs. Dani Lawler

Mrs. Dani Lawler

Special Education Teacher

Email: dnlawler@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4514

Room W14

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • Asst. Boys Tennis Coach

  • Student Council Co-Adviser

  • New Teacher Mentor

About Me

I am a proud 2004 graduate of Big Foot High School. I graduated from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA with a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. I recently completed my Reading Teacher License from UW-Stout.

My career started in 2008 when I was hired at Reek Elementary and Traver Elementary Schools where I taught Special Education and 5th grade Language Arts for five years. In 2013, I accepted my current teaching position at Big Foot High School. In addition to teaching, I coach boys tennis in the spring and truly love getting to know the students and families in our community!

Mr. Mike Pitassi

Mr. Mike Pitassi

Art / Special Education Teacher

Email: mjpitassi@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 275-2116 Ext. 6033 (Art Room)

Phone: (262) 275-2116 Ext. 7032 (Spec. Ed. Room)

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • Art Club

About Me

I am a graduate of Big Foot High School (Class of 2005).

Through my experiences as a Special Ed. teacher at the high school level, I have learned that every student has their own individualistic learning styles and that I must be able to adapt to ever changing situations when it comes to how I instruct my students. Working in Special Ed. has taught me how to better understand the needs of individual students because each student has unique personalities, skills, and tendencies. I believe cultivating learning relationships with my students to be important because it goes a long way to show the students that I’m respectful and responsive to their needs. I also found that collaboration between teachers, staff, and administration to be pivotal towards creating a solid support system for myself as well as bringing together ideas and methods of teaching that will help every student succeed. 

Mr. Jace Daniels

Mr. Jace Daniels

Physical Education/Special Education Teacher

Email: jwdaniels@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (906) 241-4867

Room W32

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • Head Football Coach

  • Assistant Bowling Coach

About Me

  • Escanaba High School 09'

  • Northern Michigan University 12'

Mr. Hunter Price with his family.

Mr. Hunter Price

Science/Special Education Teacher

Email: hcprice@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4426

Room W26

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • Head Boys Basketball Coach

  • Big Foot Sports Network Media Director

About Me

I am certified in cross categorical special education, Biology, Environmental Studies, and Life Sciences. I have a wife, Natalie and 2 sons, Griffin and Nolan. I love working with students through the classroom, sports, and in the community. 

Ms. Kim Pitassi

Ms. Kim Pitassi

Academic Resource Center

Email: kapitassi@bigfoot.k12.wi.us


About Me

Mrs. Andrea Nickel

Mrs. Andrea Nickel

Alternative Education Programming

Email: amnickel@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4515

Room: W15

Co-Curricular Responsibilities

  • National Honor Society Advisor

  • FBLA Assistant Advisor

About Me

After graduating from Beloit College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Russian Language, I chose to continue my education at UW-Whitewater. I graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2004 with a second bachelor’s degree in History and teaching. After a few years as a substitute teacher, I returned to my hometown in 2006 and started my sixteen year career as a Social Studies teacher in Janesville, Wisconsin. In 2022, I accepted the Alternative Education teaching position at Big Foot High School. I strive to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students, so that they can excel in high school and throughout their lives.

Mrs. Mary Warfel


Mrs. Rochelle Freymiller

Mrs. Rochelle Freymiller


Email: rlfreymiller@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 275-2116 Extension #: 5404

About Me

I'm starting my 7th year working at BFHS.  I'm a UW-Whitewater Alumni with a BA in Social Work.  I'm married and the mother of two young men who graduated from Big Foot in 2017 and 2023.  I used to live in Walworth, but now commute from Newville, WI (near Edgerton) each day.  I always say I live near the World's Largest Culvers!

I love singing, music, travel, photography, and enjoy learning.  I get to work with students and hang out in the classrooms so there is never a dull moment!  

Anne Marie Gump

Mrs. Anne Marie Gump

ELL Teacher

Email: amgump@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4441

About Me

I began teaching in 2008. I have taught elementary (kindergarten, 3rd grade), middle/high school (ESL and reading). I live in Williams Bay with my husband and our two children. My role at Big Foot is to support students with their English language acquisition. I am at Big Foot through 3rd period everyday. The rest of the day I can be reached at Williams Bay School District.


  • University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana: Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • National-Louis University - Master of Arts in Teaching

  • University of St. Francis - Reading Teacher Licensure

Ms. Carly Mueller

Speech/Language Pathologist

Email: cnmueller@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Phone: (262) 394-4430