New Administrators for School District, Principals for South and Butler

STEM Saratoga Principal Ryan Krohn and West Assistant Principal Sharon Theide moving to Lindholm; new position created for bilingual/world languages; also resignations and new appointments.

With the end of the school year, a number of staff are changing positions or leaving the district.

The Waukesha School Board approved the following administrative positions Wednesday night:

  • Principal Ryan Krohn was approved as assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and educational accountability, replacing Dana Monogue who is leaving the district for a position with Elmbrook Schools.
  • Deirdre Garcia was named director of bilingual education and world language, a new position within the school district. Garcia is new to the district, coming from Milwaukee Public Schools.
  • Sharon Thiede, an assistant principal at , was named director of student services.
  • Timothy Joynt, assistant principal at , was approved as principal at South, replacing Mike Nowak who will be taking a position in Franklin.
  • Jason Sadowski , currently a coach in the district and assistant principal at West Allis Central High School, will replace Tony DeRosa as principal of .

The school board also approved the following resignations and new appointments.

Resignations were accepted for:

  • Sarah Ottow, gifted and talented coordinator;
  • Todd Hencsik, assistant principal at West High School, (pending contract approval at with another district);
  • Jessica Novitzke, physical educaiton teacher at West;
  • Maria Miller, elementary teacher at Bethesda Elementary;
  • Rhonda Augustiniak, art teacher at Hawthorne Elementary;
  • Kristin Canfield, 7th grade reading and writing teacher at Central Middle School;
  • Lisa Hughes, 5th grade teacher at Hadfield Elementary;
  • Kim Crosby, math teacher at STEM Saratoga;
  • Ana Bell, bilingual coordinator; and
  • Rachel Clark-Sindler, music teacher at STEM Saratoga;

New contracts or contract modifications were approved for 15 teachers and one school psychologist.

Carl Spackler June 16, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I hope the Waukesha School System will take a look at the maintenance spending costs like New Berlin did and have a private firm take over. If New Berlin could save almost $1,000,000 then Waukesha should be able to save $4,.000,000.
Brett bushman June 17, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I didn't hear a single thing about any layoffs either I was sure I heard that the education system in Wisconsin was going to crumble because of Scott walker's budget cuts and "slashes" to education... Unions proved wrong again.....
Julie Mickler June 18, 2012 at 05:54 PM
It is possible that enough teachers have retired and their positions aren't being filled. As far as maintenance, the district has keep our school in as decent of condition as possible, going to a private firm, in the long run, will certainly mean poor up keep or more expenses in the long run, pay me now or pay me later.


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