EECS Principal / MHS Associate Principal
Phone: MHS 363-6200, x25514 / EECS 363-6258, x23109
Principal: Eagleville Elementary Charter School
Associate Principal: Mukwonago High School
I am beginning my 17th year in the Mukwonago School District and my 24th year in education overall. I grew up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and graduated from high school in 1988. I attended Cardinal Stritch University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Secondary certification in 1992. I received my Masters in Education and Principal certification from Concordia University in 1998 and I am currently attending Madison Edgewood College for my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. I was a high school Mathematics Teacher for twenty-one years, a coach for twenty-five years, and an associate principal for thirteen years.
I am extremely excited to continue this year as principal of Eagleville Elementary Charter School and an associate principal at Mukwonago High School. I began my teaching career at Wauwatosa West High School where I taught part-time for one semester immediately after graduation. The following semester, I was hired at Greenfield High School where I taught Pre-Algebra, Honors Advanced Algebra, Transition to College Math, coached freshmen football and varsity fast-pitch softball for seven years.
I came to Mukwonago High School in 2000 to teach Pre-Algebra and Geometry and continue to coach. One of the most rewarding parts of my job has been overseeing the development and implementation of the Mukwonago Way which was organized in 2010. The Mukwonago Way is our implementation of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports framework which started at the University of Oregon. As a result of the success of the Mukwonago Way initiative, the steering committee and I have been invited to speak at the Wisconsin State Response to Intervention convention in Green Bay, the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Associate Principal and Police Liaison conference in Madison, the Mukwonago Rotary Club, and other high schools in the area. Mukwonago High School was recognized as a PBIS School of Merit during the 2013-2014 school year. This year, I have begun working with the MHS Academic Committee where we will be focused on disciplinary literacy and giving students productive and constructive feedback. In addition, I have started the Academic and Career Planning Team which will focus on developing post-secondary education and career pathways for all students beginning next school year. We will be looking to strengthen community business partnerships for all of our students as well as establish opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring and career exploration in all areas. At Eagleville the staff and parents have worked hard to renew the charter for an additional three years through the 2018-19 school year. We have added five-year-old Kindergarten to the offerings as well as a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We will continue to offer experiences in Spanish through weekly lessons and daily classroom reinforcement as well as our emphasis on environmental education, preservation, and conservation.
As a coach, the most memorable experience I have had was to be a part of the Mukwonago Football Staff during the 2004 State Football Championship season. I love the game of football. Getting to know and work with a lot of great parents and athletes over the last twenty-five years has been extremely rewarding. Finishing my 25 year coaching career by coaching my son's eighth grade football team was the icing on the cake.
In my spare time I enjoy going to classic car shows and restoring my 1965 Chevrolet Corvair. I am a member and secretary of the Milwaukee Corvair Club. Lastly, I also work at Miller Park during the baseball season.
Minimally, I ask that all students come to school with a desire to learn and an open mind. There are so many exciting and interesting things our staff is ready to share.
I look forward to a great year at Eagleville Elementary Charter School and Mukwonago High School. Remember to always be on time, be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. It's the Mukwonago Way!