Meet Mr. Loftsgaarden


I have three and half years of teaching experience in a childcare setting and I am going into my fourth year of elementary school teaching. I spent my first two years teaching first grade in Eleva-Strum, Wisconsin. Last year, I taught Universal Preschool out of Bidwell Childcare Center in Des Moines. I am excited to be back in the elementary school setting and working with first grade again!

I grew up in Altoona, Wisconsin, right outside of Eau Claire, attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Regis Catholic High School.  After high school, I earned my Early Child Education Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

What I enjoy most about teaching: I enjoy that the students are excited to learn and are wanting to obtain knowledge!

About my family: Last year my wife, Morgan, and I married in June. We have had a special journey together as we have been classmates since middle school! We have a golden doodle, Mogie, named after a restaurant my wife and I worked at for years. This November, we are expecting our first child!

What I enjoy outside of school: I enjoy being active and outdoors. We do a lot of camping and hiking whenever we can. If it is outdoors, I am more than likely up for it! I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.