Jeremy Bulman - Social Worker
"Hi everyone! My name is Jeremy Bulman and I am thrilled to be serving as the school social worker at Lapham this year. I have lived in Madison for the past three years, and a couple of my previous experiences have included working at James C. Wright Middle School last year and at Vera Court Neighborhood Center. I am excited to get to know my colleagues and start building relationships with the wonderful Lapham students!
My wife and I both grew up in Minnesota but are more and more appreciating everything Wisconsin, from eating far more cheese curds to cheering on the Packers on Sunday. My wife is completing her PhD in Environmental Chemistry at UW-Madison. During this summer we have been quite busy camping, going to sporting events, and appreciating as many new restaurants as we can find. My personal interests include anything athletic (soccer, biking, frisbee, running), political and social awareness and action, and mindlessly laying on the couch flipping through shows on Hulu and Netflix without finding anything to watch (I am very interested in finding a new show I actually like if anyone has recommendations!!)
I can't wait to get started this fall and am looking forward to a great year!"
Naomi Snortum - Art
Hi, my name is Naomi Snortum. I am one of the art teachers here at Lapham Elementary and the art teacher at Capital High School right upstairs! I grew up just a stone's throw from Madison in Deerfield, Wisconsin with my mom, dad and 4 siblings. I moved to Milwaukee after high school to attend the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I always knew I wanted to teach art, and through my studies at UWM I discovered that I had a passion for metalsmithing as well. I received two BFA degrees from UWM, one in Art Education and another in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. I loved living in Milwaukee during my college years but the Madison area will always have a special place in my heart and I'm so glad to be back.
Jorge Alva - Bilingual Resource Specialist (BRS)
Hello, my name is Jorge Alva-Huerto. I am from Lima, the capital of Perú. I lived in Madison since 2002. I am a Spanish BRS at Lapham and Marquette. I took a leave last school year and went to live in Oaxaca, Mexico.
I love my job because I think that the world is indeed becoming a global village, where there is an increasingly crucial need for all of us to communicate and understand one another.
I’m very excited to be back in the Madison School District and to work with the amazing staff at Lapham Elementary.
When I’m not at school I like to bike and go out to listen to live music.