My name is Janelle Achenbach and I am the new Administrative Assistant in the office here at Lyle School and am excited for a new life experience and to be a part of the great team at Lyle School! 
      I was born and raised on a farm just outside of Lyle and graduated from Lyle High School in 1989. I live in town, here in Lyle, with my husband John, who works for Canadian Pacific Railroad; my daughter Zoe, who graduated from Lyle during the 2020 pandemic; and my son Foster, who is currently a senior at Lyle School.  We have an abundance of kitties in our home, as we do rescue for stray kitties, and have recently acquired a dog named Oliver.  Some of my hobbies include pet rescue, quilting, sewing, baking goodies and candy, and home improvement projects.
     My educational background includes an A.A. degree from Waldorf University (formally Waldorf College), and a B. A. in Education.  My work history includes: 10 years of direct care and supervisory positions at a facility that provided assistance to developmentally and physically disabled individuals; Activity director and Lifeline program manager at a small rural hospital in Wisconsin for approx. 6 years; Housing Manager for Independent & Assisted Living and Dementia care residents; and nearly 10 years with Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin working in the outpatient surgery, orthopedics, pain clinic, podiatry, same day clinic, and the PT/OT/ and Speech departments as an appointment and registration specialist.  

 I will be pleased to be of assistance to you when you call or stop in at the school office!  

Janelle Achenbach
Confidential Administrative Assistant
Lyle Public School
507-325-2201 x3003