Welcome New Principals

Welcome New Principals
Posted on 07/08/2019
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We are proud to welcome new leaders at Jefferson, Walker, and Wilson elementary schools.

“Principals are the leaders of school communities, and I know our schools are in great hands with our new principals. I look forward to seeing their positive impact on students, families, and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond.

 

 

 

 


langeStacey Lange
Interim Principal 
Walker Elementary School

Stacey Lange has spent her professional career in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.  After receiving her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Computers & Information Technology from Alverno College in 2008, she joined the staff at Walker Elementary School as a classroom teacher.  In 2013, she began serving as the Academic Dean/Deeper Learning Coach.  

Last year, Lange earned her master's degree in Administrative Leadership from Alverno College.  She has been named interim principal at Walker Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Lange has a passion for finding ways to empower students to take ownership of their learning and follow their aspirations. She believes personalized education is tailored to the student’s needs and interests.  According to Lange, “Collaboration is key to a positive school environment for students and staff. It’s also essential to creating partnerships with parents and the community.”

During her free time, Lange enjoys walking her dog, spending time with her husband and two children and traveling to Northern Wisconsin on the weekends.

polkQuiana Polk
Principal 
Jefferson Elementary School

Quiana Polk has spent her professional career in various school districts including Janesville, Mequon-Thiensville, and Milwaukee Public Schools. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Alverno College in 2002, she joined the staff at Young Leader’s Academy a K-8 school, as a classroom teacher.  In 2010, she began serving as Assistant Principal at Parker High School. 

Quiana received her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in 2017.  She has been named principal at Jefferson Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Quiana has a passion for finding ways to tap into each student’s fullest potential so that they follow their aspirations. “I believe that all students can learn in a positive environment that fosters student creativity, care, concern, guidance, and love,” says Polk. “It’s my belief that an educator’s mission is to ‘reach and teach’ so that school is a safe and enjoyable experience for all students, staff, and parents.”

During her free time, Quiana enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and children Destiny, Desmond, Diana, and Declynn. She also enjoys shopping and traveling.

st martinSarah St. Martin
Principal 
Wilson Elementary School

Sarah St. Martin grew up in De Pere, WI. She graduated from St. Norbert College in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Communication.  From there, she attended Colorado Christian University to earn an elementary teaching certificate. St. Martin began her teaching career in 2009 at St. Anthony School of Milwaukee where she taught 3rd grade. She later taught 2nd grade in the Greendale School District before becoming an Instructional Coach in the Racine Unified School District.

In 2015, St. Martin graduated from Alverno College with a master's degree in Administrative and Instructional Leadership. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and will complete the reading teacher program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August. This fall, she will begin doctoral studies in Urban Education with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She has been named principal at Wilson Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

“I believe in supporting the success of all learners academically, socially, and emotionally,” says St. Martin. “I feel it’s important to provide learners with meaningful and relevant experiences that foster independence, responsibility, collaboration, and communication skills while encouraging personal growth and development.”

Sarah lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Matt, and their three pets.