Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! It is going to be another exciting year of learning at Erin School. I am thrilled to have the privilege to serve the Erin School District as Middle School Principal and Curriculum Director.
Our school theme this year is Be a Superhero; Activate your Leadership Powers! Throughout the year all students will explore many ways to grow as young leaders. They will explore characteristics that positive leaders exude and they will learn that each one of us has super powers waiting to use! Exploring this theme will be just one way our teachers provide students with tools to grow into successful learners and positive young adults.
Embracing the strengths of our staff and community, Erin teachers continue to work together to create an engaging learning environment for all. Our teachers continue to clarify our “guaranteed curriculum,” one that all students experience as they grow and learn at Erin School. It is an exciting and challenging time in education as we prepare students for a world we can only imagine.
I joined the Erin staff at the start of the 2008-09 school year. Previously, I worked as the Director of Instruction for the Kewaskum School District and was a former middle school teacher in both Brown Deer and Waunakee School District. I hold a degree in Elementary/Middle Level Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. My husband and I live in Slinger with our four energetic children. I serve the district on a part-time basis, but can be reached via e-mail at any time. I welcome your questions and comments.
Beliefs that guide my work include:
- Teachers have the most significant influence on student achievement within factors that schools control.
- Parents are important partners in helping students meet their full potential.
- While all children have different strengths and needs, they all can learn and will demonstrate growth as a result of spending time in our classrooms.
- Learning should be fun and engaging!
I look forward to a memorable year full of success, teamwork and high-quality learning for all at Erin School! Leadership powers… ACTIVATE!