Kristin Ruhsam Tegelman

Ms. Ruhsam was born and raised in Appleton where she attended Huntley and Ferber Elementary, Einstein Middle, and Appleton North High School. She went on to Winona State University where she played four years of soccer and earned a degree in K-12 Physical Education with Adaptive P.E. and a coaching minor. Upon return to the Fox Valley, she attended UW - Oshkosh to obtain a teaching license in Special Education and eventually earned a Masters Degree in Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction. 

She began her teaching career in the Appleton Area School District teaching students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities at Roosevelt (now Kaleidoscope) Middle School in 2007. She then moved over to Appleton West where she spent the majority of her teaching career. From there Ms. Ruhsam went on to teach cross-categorical special education at Kimberly High School for 2 years and most recently had been an Assistant Principal at Fond du Lac High School for the last 3 years.  

Ms. Ruhsam has always taken great pride in her ability to advocate for underserved and traditionally marginalized populations of students. She has a passion for classroom practices to create a more equitable learning environment for all students to be able to achieve at high levels. She has served on various leadership teams focusing on equity, community relationships, and student behavior and looks forward to the success, challenges, and opportunities for growth that the new school year will bring in her first year at Wilson Middle School. 

When she is not at school, you can usually find Ms. Ruhsam at a sporting event either watching her children or coaching. In her free time, she continues to enjoy playing soccer, running, and doing yoga. She currently lives in Appleton with her husband Adam and three children Carson, Gretta, and Reagan who all attend Appleton Area Schools. 

Associate Principal MorelandAssociate Principal / Magellan Principal

Debra Moreland

Deb Moreland is the Associate Principal of Wilson and Principal of Magellan middle schools. She began her career in education as a 6th grade teacher at Odyssey Elementary, where she co-led its startup and taught for 10 years. 

Ms. Moreland earned her Master in Educational Leadership and Administration from UW-Madison and her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in math from UW-Oshkosh.