STUDENT SERVICES Staff
Mr. Scott Bakkum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the counselor for students with last names that begin with A-D in grades 9-10 and A-Fe in grades 11-12. Mr. Bakkum earned his undergraduate degree (BS) from UW-La Crosse in 1986 in Secondary Education in the field of Social Studies. After teaching high school students for nine years at Ripon High School, he completed his Masters of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling (MS.Ed.) from UW-Oshkosh in 1998. He has been a school counselor at Oconomowoc High School since the fall of 1998. He has also spent time coaching football at Oconomowoc High School since his arrival in 1998. Mr. Bakkum lives in Oconomowoc with his wife Nancy, their two boys and one daughter. All of his children have attended school in the stellar Oconomowoc Area School District. Outside of school, Mr. Bakkum enjoys spending time with his family, golf, travel, and the Green Bay Packers.
Mrs. Angela Fisher (email@example.com)
is the counselor for students with the last names that begin with E-Ka in grades 9-10 and Fi-Kr in grades 11-12. Mrs. Fisher joined the district after 10 years of counseling in 2008 and has been at Oconomowoc high school since 2010. She is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and finished up her Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling K-12 from UW-Stout in 2000. Mrs. Fisher resides in Oconomowoc with her husband and three children.
Mrs. Susan Verhagen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the counselor for students with the last names that begin with Ke-O in grades 9-10 and Ks-Ro in grades 11-12. Mrs. Verhagen began her career in the district as an elementary counselor at Park Lawn School in 1991. After being at Park Lawn for nearly 20 years, Mrs. Verhagen joined the Oconomowoc High School Student Services team in 2011. She is a 1990 graduate of UW-Madison where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Social Welfare. Mrs. Verhagen then completed her Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 1991. Mrs. Verhagen feels so fortunate to work with such incredible students and families. Mrs. Verhagen's other joys in life include spending time with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Nate and Claire, who are currently high school students.
Mrs. Lauren Black (email@example.com)
is the counselor for students with the last names that begin with P-Th in grades 9-10 and Ru-Z in grades 11-12. Mrs. Black attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor's in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology in 2013. She continued her education at Mount Mary University where she earned her Masters of Science in School Counseloring in 2015. Mrs. Black currently lives in Pewaukee with her husband.
Mrs. Erica Lannan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the School Social Worker.
Mrs. Brianne Decker (email@example.com) is the school psychologist and the 504 case manager for the high school and joined the district in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Social Science. She went on for a Masters of School Counseling from UW-Stout and after working as a school counselor for 8 years, she pursued a Master of Science Degree in School Psychology at UW-Milwaukee. Mrs Decker resides in Wauwatosa with her husband, and in her free time she enjoys reading, kayaking, going to live music shows and spending time outdoors.
Mrs. Carrie Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the Gifted Resource Teacher, IB Coordinator and counselor for students with the last names that begin with Ti-Z in grades 9-10 . Mrs. Schultz earned her undergraduate degree (BS) from UW-Eau Claire in 1995 in Secondary Education in the fields of German and Psychology. She began her career at OHS as a German Teacher in 1995. In 1997, Mrs. Schultz added GT Resource teacher to her role. She helped implement the IB Diploma Programme in 2006 and the IB Career-related Programme in 2012. In 2011, she earned her Master of Education in School Counseling Degree from UW-Whitewater. She is currently pursuing a Gifted Coordinator License from UW-Whitewater. Mrs. Schultz resides in Oconomowoc with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Mrs. Kris Zimmer (email@example.com) is the Registrar for Oconomowoc High School. She completed her undergraduate degree in Marketing at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After many years of working in sales and retail she joined the district in 2011, joining the student services staff in 2013. Mrs. Zimmer resides in Oconomowoc with her husband and their two boys.
Mrs. Jennifer Zoromski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the Administrative Assistant in Student Services at Oconomowoc High School. She worked as a legal assistant for sixteen years, joining the OHS staff in 2015. Mrs. Zoromski resides in Slinger with her husband and twin daughters.