Alyssa Busse
St. Francis welcomes three new staff

ELLSWORTH – St. Francis Elementary School welcomes three new stau members for the 2022-2023 school year. Meet them here: Alyssa Busse

Position: 4K teacher Hometown: Pine City, Minn.

Education: University of Minnesota Duluth

Hobbies/interests: Reading, yoga, and dancing (tap is my favorite).

Family: I’ve been married to my husband Mike for 10 years this September, and we have two children. Lucille is 8 and in third grade at Ellsworth Elementary. Theodore is 2 years old and loves to try keeping up with his sister.

What are you most looking forward to this year? I’m looking forward to working in the community I’ve lived in for the last 10 years! I’m also excited to be in a small school and getting to know all the students!

Tracie Esterby

Position: 3YK-wrap around teacher

Hometown: Grew up in Durand, live in Bay City for the past 20 years.

Education: Red Wing Tech College, nursing program, LPN Hobbies/interests:

Spending time with my husband and four daughters, love to get lost in a good book, movies, traveling and of course, shopping.

Family: I have a wonderful family. My husband Andy and I raised our four daughters on our family farm. Three of our daughters have already graduated from EHS and our youngest is a 10th grader this year! We cherish all the moments we get to spend with each other.

What are you most looking forward to this year? I’m looking forward to creating friendships with the stau, working with families to help their child grow and learn, and watching the students shine!

Kylie Hanley

Position: Grades 3-5 team teacher

Hometown: Gurnee, Ill. (but currently living in Ellsworth) Education: Marian University, Fond du Lac


Archey, woodburning, soccer, hanging out with friends and family Family: I have a twin sister, Caitlin. We are completely opposite. I have an older sister who is a teacher. I have an awesome, amazing mom! I have an awesome dad who retired from police. I also am very lucky to have an amazing stepdad who’s a police ovcer as well.

What are you most looking forward to this year? I’m looking forward to making connections with the students and being able to watch them grow!

Tracie Esterby

Kylie Hanley

September 20, 2022