Newsletter Editor Beth Koehler Retires

Newsletter Editor Beth Koehler Retires
Posted on 06/10/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Newsletter Editor Beth Koehler Retires I am the writer and editor of this newsletter and I’ll be retiring from the District at the end of the month.  I grew up in West Allis and attended Franklin Elementary School, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School and graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1977. I started teaching in 1993 -- so aside from a few years going to college and working in downtown Milwaukee -- I’ve been here a lifetime and I am very proud of that! 

Over the years, I have always been part of a great team.  I was an English teacher then an Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale (I worked with the teachers that once had me in class). From there, I spent ten years at Central High School which were some of my very best.  

I had the privilege of being the principal at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School for five years where I said, “It's a “Great Day to be a Wildcat U-Rah!!!!” on the PA during morning announcements over 900 times. (And it always was.) 

Now I am finishing up my career at our District office as the Director of Communication and Community Relations. One of the great joys of this work has been writing -- our monthly newsletter, materials for our websites, letters, bulletins and handbooks. 

Soon someone new will tap away at the keyboard to share the good things that happen each and every day in our District.  I know the new Director will love this work just as much as I have.

Each step on my career journey represented growth for me; an opportunity to learn new things, influence teaching and learning, and form deep lasting relationships. 

Here, we aspire to create experiences that build community and empower learners so they can live life on their own terms.  And that is what happened to me.  I was that little kindergartner sitting right in one of our classrooms that grew up to be just what she wanted to be.  Thanks to education, our District and you - our readers.