Monday, May 20, 2013
Dana Croatt and Steven Newcomer were introduced by the district at Monday's Greenfield School Board meeting.
The transformation of the Greenfield School District administrative team continued Monday. One month after Lisa Elliott was named the district’s new superintendent, Dana Croatt has been chosen to be Maple Grove Elementary School’s third principal in three years, and Steven Newcomer was named principal of Glenwood Elementary School. Croatt will slide in for Melissa Yow, who took a position with another school district after her one year in Greenfield. Croatt has eight years of teaching experience and has been a principal for the last four years at schools in Arizona, including a K-8 school that she helped open in 2011. As a teacher, Croatt, who received her doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California…
Amy Kohl, who has been in the Fox Point-Bayside School District the last two years, was with Whitnall from 2007-11. She was hired by the Greenfield School District on Monday, May 20.
The former Whitnall School District business manager has been hired to a similar position with Greenfield. Amy Kohl was chosen from a pool of 16 applicants to replace Kristin Kollath as the Greenfield School District’s new Director of Business Services. Her appointment was approved by the Greenfield School Board on Monday. Kohl was Whitnall’s business manager from 2007-2011 before taking a similar role in the Fox Point-Bayside School District, which she has performed for almost two years. During her tenure with the Whitnall and Fox Point–Bayside school districts, Kohl was responsible for all business operations, including finance, buildings and grounds, food service and transportation. She will perform similar duties with Greenfield and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tracy Flater, an associate principal at Maple Grove Elementary School principal, will take over at Highland View Elementary in Greendale after the school year.
The Greendale School District has named a replacement for departing Highland View principal Leni Dietrich. Tracy Flater, an associate principal at Maple Grove Elementary School in Greenfield, will take over at Highland View after the Greendale School Board unanimously approved her appointment Monday. Flater was in her position at Maple Grove for just one school year. "We are pleased to welcome Ms. Flater to Greendale schools," Greendale Superintendent John Tharp said in a news release. "She has been an instructional leader in her schools and we are confident she will provide leadership in educational practices as she connects with students and families at Highland View." Flater will work with Dietrich in June during her transition to the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Greenfield School District administrators identified a handful of projects they'd like to tackle before the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year. Many of them are at the high school.
Think your spring to-do list is long? It likely pales in comparison to that of the Greenfield School District. Interim business director Ronald Nortier and interim Superintendent David Ewald have prioritized a list of 15 projects they believe the district can tackle before their brief tenures conclude June 30. The projects could cost as much as $1 million, depending on bids. Middle School projects are: High School: Maple Grove Elementary: Edgewood Elementary: Elm Dale Elementary: District-wide projects include filling cracks in various asphalt locations, purchasing a maintenance truck fro plowing and hauling and roof inspections for all buildings. Roof improvements at the high school, however, if required, would be paid for with leftover …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Well, they were actually sworn in a week earlier, but were given the chance to take their oaths of office publicly at a Board meeting Monday.
Rick Moze encouraged community members to get more involved, and Robert Hansen thanked teachers and educators for being selfless and called them true heroes Moze and Hansen, both of whom ran unopposed in the spring election, were sworn in as the newest Greenfield School Board members at the Board’s meeting Monday. “We have so much to be proud of, but the work isn’t over,” Moze said in front of an audience of a few dozen people. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board and superintendent (Lisa) Elliott.” Moze, who has been a Board member for nearly four years, hoped others would take his lead and attend more school-based functions like concerts, football games and performances at the Performing Arts Center. “There’s such a…
He was a unanimous choice by his peers at a Greenfield School Board meeting Monday.
Bruce Bailey, the Greenfield School Board president for several years, was re-elected to that position Monday. Bailey was the only board member nominated for the position and was chosen unanimously. “It’s challenging but maybe this year there won’t be as much turmoil,” Bailey said. Former board president Pam Sierzchulski was re-elected as vice president. Cathy Walsh moved over from clerk to treasurer and newly re-elected Rick Moze is the new clerk.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Both local school boards meet Monday evening.
Both the Whitnall and Greenfield school boards are slated to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at their respective district offices. Check out the agendas below by clicking on the links, and let us know which item you'd like to see a story on in the comments.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Elliott, who is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction of the Nicolet School District, beat out Dr. Lynette Zimmer, to replace Conrad Farner, who resigned in January.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Interim Superintendent David Ewald provided School Board members with a working draft of the school days at all three educational levels.
Weeks after the Greenfield School Board decided to change school start times for more than half its schools, including a later start for the high school, board members were given a glimpse at how that schedule could look in 2013-14. Interim Superintendent David Ewald laid out a draft of when each school office could open and close, when teacher workdays could begin and end and when students would begin classes. The Board voted for a change, now “How is that going to work next year?” Ewald said at Monday’s School Board meeting. “This is a draft. It gives us a sense of how it might work, and what (administrators) think is a good way to make it work.” Under Ewald's draft, Greenfield High School’s office would be open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Salvation Army wants to renovate and use the former Chapman school and administrative office facility currently on the property for a core community center, church and recreational purposes.
The Salvation Army is interested in purchasing a valuable piece of Greenfield real estate owned by the Greenfield School District and considered by some as a key component to the city’s economic growth. The Salvation Army wants to renovate and use the former Chapman school and administrative office facility currently on the property for a core community center, church and recreational purposes. Financial terms of the offer, received by the district April 4, were not publically discussed at a School Board meeting Monday. Interim business manager Ronald Nortier said he has also had discussions with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, which has expressed interest in the land and encouraged Board members to decide how they want to …