The Howard-Suamico School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Becky Walker and Mr. Jonathan (Jo) Wiebel to its administrative leadership team. Dr. Walker will serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Academics and Innovation and Mr. Wiebel will join the Bay Port High School staff as an Associate Principal.
“Becky demonstrates a passionate commitment to coaching, development, and innovation in schools,” said HSSD Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Her 20 years of leadership experience will be a tremendous asset for our staff, students, and community.”
Dr. Walker joins HSSD following three years as the Director of Learning Services at CESA 7 in Green Bay, serving 38 school districts throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Prior to her leadership role at CESA, Walker was an administrator for the Appleton Area School District for 18 years, serving as Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction as well as an Associate Principal and Principal of Appleton East High School and the Tesla Engineering Charter.
“I am humbled and excited to lead learning for Howard-Suamico School District and to join such an amazing community,” said Walker. “I look forward to collaborating with educators, students, and families around flexible, innovative learning with goals of high expectations and success for all.”
Walker earned her Doctorate in Educational Administration and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Marian University. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Norbert College in Mathematics, Computer Science, Spanish, and Education.
Mr. Wiebel joins the leadership team at Bay Port High School following 10 years as an administrator in the Green Bay Area Public School District, including the last six years as Principal of Edison Middle School. He earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Public Administration.
“Jo brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience at the middle and high school levels,” said LaCroix. “We anticipate his perspective and instructional leadership will have a significant impact at Bay Port.”
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to join the students and staff at Bay Port,” said Wiebel. “I look forward to joining the Pirate Nation and building relationships within the Howard-Suamico community.”
Both leaders will fill their respective positions beginning July 1, 2018. Due to past budget reductions, the District’s Assistant Superintendent position had been vacant since 2017, while the Bay Port Associate Principal position had remained unfilled since 2011.