My name is Douglas Nowak, your new Elementary School Principal. I’m looking forward to meeting the families of our school community as we get ready to share an exciting and fulfilling school year. I’ve been in the schools for a few days meeting many of your teachers and support staff as they are busy preparing the classrooms for their students’ arrival in a few weeks. Goodness, where has summer gone? Two of the best things occur at the end of summer: the fair and the start of school!
During the past seven years I’ve been working as an Elementary and Middle School Principal in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. Being a principal is a rewarding profession. Helping foster a child’s education at the ground level and creating a love of knowledge that can never be taken away. Elementary students are especially enjoyable to be around, their honesty and sincerity are unmatched. A new child in an elementary classroom need only to walk through the door and they have an entirely new circle of good friends. Before becoming a Principal, I taught Reading at Denmark Elementary School, and Reading and Physical Education at the Waupaca Learning Center. Rest assured the staff and I will take the responsibility for getting your children off to a great start in their education. We will employ sound fundamental strategies in reading, writing, and mathematics, and we will work to instill values of citizenship into their daily lives. I encourage family and friends to become involved in your school and help make a difference in a child’s life.
My preparation in education began as an undergraduate at UW-Stevens Point, followed by a Master’s Degree in Education where I earned a Reading Teacher license. To become licensed as a Principal, I completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Marian University. My wife, Karen, teaches at Waupaca High School; and our daughter, Victoria, is starting a new chapter in her education as a high school freshman.
Please stop in and say hello when you are in the buildings. I look forward to answering any questions you may have about your school, and meeting the families of my students.
Douglas F. Nowak
Weyauwega-Fremont Elementary Principal
410 East Ann Street, PO Box 580
Weyauwega, WI 54983