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VCS West - 7th & 8th Grade Team

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Contact Information

Angie Bishop            ext.  1357

Trevor Crampton      ext.  1354

Mark Wagner            ext.  1356

Carrie Urbanek         ext.  1303

Tanya Novak             ext.  1351

7th/8th Language Arts

Mr. Wagner

Mr. Wagner comes to us from an eclectic background of military service, private security, and government employment. He chose to go to college later in life in order to give back to the community through teaching. He graduated from Metro State University (Go Roadrunners!) and teaches English, Yearbook, Writing, and Band. When he's not teaching, you can find him reading, writing, hiking, playing music, skateboarding, and cooking (generally not at the same time).

7th/8th Math

Teacher Crampton

Tr. Crampton is the Upper School math teacher with a degree in High School Education, focusing on Mathematics and Spanish Language Acquisition. They have been a teacher at Vanguard Classical School for nearly 4 years and love getting to see students grow both emotionally and mentally as they strive to do better in classes. The staff at Vanguard has truly helped Tr. Crampton to become a better teacher, guiding them through the many trials of Middle School teaching. In their first year here, Tr. Crampton assisted with coaching flag football and took on the role of a soccer coach in the spring. Their other passion which was brought to this school is the Dungeons and Dragons Club to help students build reasoning and communication skills.

7th/8th Science

Ms. Urbanek

Ms. Urbanek is the Science teacher for the 7th and 8th grade at Vanguard West. She grew up on a dairy farm in West-Central Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Agriscience Education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. This is her third year teaching and her second year at Vanguard. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing pickleball.

7th/8th History

Mrs. Bishop

Mrs. Bishop is the History teacher for 7th and 8th grade at Vanguard West. As a military child, she spent her childhood moving back and forth between the United States, Germany and Italy. Mrs. Bishop received her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science at the University of Tampa. This is Mrs. Bishop's fifth year of teaching, and her fourth year teaching between the two Vanguard campuses. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Bishop enjoys baking, traveling, watching college football (Go Gators!) and spending time with her husband and her family back in Florida.

7th/8th EA

Ms. Pieper

Ms. Pieper is in her second year at VCS and is the educational assistant for 7th and 8th grade. She grew up moving often and has lived in Virginia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Utah and Illinois. Her BA is in Russian and she is currently working on an M.Ed through Regis University. Ms. Pieper loves to travel, bake, read, and spend time outdoors with her husband and two dogs. She brings years of experience working one-on-one with students and enjoys keeping everyone engaged and excited about learning! She is passionate about art, history, and languages, and hopes to one day teach internationally.

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