Greenfield School District administrators introduced Melissa Yow as the new principal at .
Yow has 11 years of teaching experience across all elementary grade levels in both Texas and Waukesha. Her most recent positions have included working as a reading specialist, instructional resource teacher and the summer school principal for the Waukesha School District.
“We’re very excited about her joining our team,” Superintendent Conrad Farner said Monday when the School Board approved Yow’s two-year contract.
According to Board packet notes, Yow has extensive experience and training working with special education students and students with diverse backgrounds, and she has spear-headed several initiatives already in place in Greenfield such as Response to Intervention, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, among others.
The packet notes also indicated Yow was being recruited for principal positions in two other districts.
The position was posted on April 5, and the district received more than 70 applications, according to Farner. Yow was one of three finalists who went through several different interview scenarios.
Yow replaces Michelle Weisrock, who is moving to a curriculum coordinator administrative position, a vacancy created when Megan Dixon, the district’s literacy coordinator, moved back into the classroom to teach second grade at .
The administration will bring forward a principal candidate for to the School Board at the June 25 meeting, according to Farner. That vacancy was created by .
Both Weisrock and Toetz were principals at their respective schools for just one year.