Dear Rolling Hills Learning Community,
My name is Michael Marincic, and I am humbled to have been selected as the new principal of Rolling Hills Elementary School. It is both my pleasure and an honor to lead such a wonderful school and community. I look forward to working with all of you to continue our school’s mission of developing the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and creative capabilities of all learners. I am committed to fostering an environment that encourages each student to actively participate in creating the best possible educational experience. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months, but in the meantime I thought I would give you a little information about myself.
I was born and raised in Pewaukee, WI, spending my kindergarten through high school years in the Pewaukee School District. I liked it there so much that I came back and started my teaching career as a second grade teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary (PLE). After three years, I made the jump to third grade, finishing up my sixth year at PLE in the spring of 2014. In 2008, I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and teaching certification from UW-Milwaukee and in May of 2014, I received my master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and K-12 principal license from UW-Madison. For the past two years, I served as the Principal of Eagle Elementary School as well as the Director of Elementary Instruction for the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have two sons, Mateo (turned 4 in July) and Milan (turned 2 in June). So far, I have had a wonderful summer enjoying time with my family, with many trips to the zoo and lots of running around and laughing!
As I enter the doors to Rolling Hills, I am immediately impressed by the wonderful things students, teachers, and families are already doing to support a positive learning environment. From the Step Up character education initiative to the school-wide TEAMWORK theme, I am excited to join a very dedicated and involved learning community and look forward to continuing to lead a building that works towards empowering each student to become lifelong learners.
I feel that both family and community involvement is one of the most important tools we can use to better educate our children, from the wonderful things I am already experiencing here, I know we can continue to work together to give each child the best educational experience possible. If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to say, “Hi!” please give me a call at (262) 363-6318, x28500 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.