Aspiring Administrator Workshop

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Do you know someone who would make a good principal?
Have you thought about it yourself? 

The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc.  

These opportunities will provide an excellent introduction to topics, issues, problems, and other facets of school administration. Registrants are given the option between two different dates/locations so they may choose the one that best fits their schedule. 


$28 for Aspiring Administrator Member or $76 for a Non-Member (which includes Aspiring Administrator Membership)


March 17, 2021 | Virtual Workshop via Zoom 

Workshop Facilitators 

Facilitator Group / Agenda Segment

March 17, 2021


Rich Appel, Superintendent
Horicon School District
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Tara Czerwinski, Principal
Milton Middle School
Milton School District
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Dr. James Edmond, Jr., Principal
Woodside Elementary School
Hamilton School District
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Michael Heim, Associate Principal
Parkview Middle School
Ashwaubenon School District
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Jill Oelslager , Principal
Karcher Middle School
Burlington Area
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Matt Mineau, Principal
Appleton East High School
Appleton School District
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Dr. Joe Schroeder,
Associate Executive Director
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Stacey Wester, Principal
Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School
Iola-Scandinavia School District
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Program information with details for our workshop:

March 17, 2021


8:00 Welcome and Overview of the Impactful School Administrator.

  • The Effective Administrator and Your Optimal School Leadership Position

9:00 The Leader’s Challenge: School Administrator Panel

  • Cultivating Culture and Community 
  • Managing Systems and the Administrative Workload 
  • Leading for Student Learning and Well-Being

10:30 Break

10:45 Administrative In-Basket Exercises by School Level

  • Elementary School 
  • Middle School 
  • High School

11:45 Check-in, Debrief and Reflections

12:00 Lunch

12:40 Envisioning Yourself in the Role: Reflections of New School Leaders

1:40 Break

1:50 Getting the Job

  • The School Administrator Selection Process
  • Identifying Fit and Timing
  • Tips for the Applicant

2:50 Potential Next Steps

3:00 pm Adjourn