Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OASD supt. recommends school board approve two candidates for principal

The Oshkosh Area School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Viegut, Superintendent of Schools is recommending the following for Board of Education approval on July 14th.

Scott Johanknecht is being recommended as Principal/Instructional Support for Lakeside Elementary School. Mr. Johanknecht comes to Lakeside Elementary having recently served as a physical education specialist in the district for eight years. He has also served the district in a leadership role with adaptive physical education staff. Mr. Johanknecht brings a wealth of knowledge about elementary students and families and collaborative expertise in working with other educators. “This past year Scott’s educational expertise and volunteerism in the community was recognized by UW-Oshkosh in their Professor for A Day Award Program. We are excited to have such an involved leader who advocates for the learning needs of all students on board as part of the district’s administrative team.”

Sarah Poquette is being recommended as Principal for Merrill Elementary/ALPS Charter School. Mrs. Poquette comes to Merrill Elementary with a variety of experiences in the Oshkosh Area School District. Recently she served as instructional support for math intervention, gifted & talented and professional development as well as facilitated collaboration for the K-12 art department. Mrs. Poquette has also served the district for three years as a peer coach for new teachers. At Webster Stanley Elementary, she was the director of the Lighted School House program for two years after having taught fifth grade for five years. “Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge about elementary students, their diverse instructional needs, and collaborative expertise in working with staff in professional learning communities. Her proven ability to develop strong home-school-community partnerships to support the education of students will be a great addition to the district’s administrative team.”


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