A Northland Pines Principal has been recognized by the state as one of four Principals of the Year in Wisconsin.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, and Jim Lynch, executive director for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA), named Jacqueline Coghlan, Principal at Northland Pines Middle School as one of those recipients late last month.
In a letter of recommendation, Coghlan is praised for building a learning community with high expectations, along with her ability to balance administrative tasks with an instructional focus.
She was also noted for her embracing of transitional nature of middle school. Incoming sixth-graders have an opportunity to shadow a student, sample the school day, and meet teachers, building relationships two weeks before school starts. Walk-Abouts, the week before school, now include all students and smooth the first day.
The other principals in the state recognized as Principals of the Year include:
• Danielle Bosanec, Associate Principal, Pewaukee High School, Pewaukee School District;
• Michael Frieder, Principal, Bay Port High School, Green Bay, Howard-Suamico School District; and
• Theresa Loehr, Principal, Chegwin Elementary School, Fond du Lac School District.
Evers said in the announcement, “Each of these school leaders recognizes that the educational success of their schools and students comes from the collaborative strength of their staff, these individuals are compassionate toward students and inspire staff members to continue improving.”