|The Antigo school district administrative team has some new faces, plus some familiar staffers with new roles.|
As the district prepares to open for the fall term, the administrative core, which was largely decimated by retirements and resignations over the summer months, has been revamped and is ready for students.
Leading the staff will be Dr. Don Childs, interim district administrator. He fills the slot left vacant by the resignation of Dr. Steve Smolek in June and will serve until June 30, 2014, by which time the district hopes to have a permanent replacement.
Childís received his doctorate degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago; his masterís degree from DePaul University, Chicago; and his bachelor of arts from North Central College, Naperville, Ill. He was previously employed by the Clinton Community School District.
Also new to the district is Amy Dahms, dean of students at Antigo High School and district instructional technology coordinator. She replaces Brian Misfeldt, who is moving to the job of Middle School principal in place of Doug Knol, who retired in June.
Dahms holds a master of arts degree from Marian University, and a bachelor of science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was previously employed at All Saints Catholic School
Coming to Antigo from the Wittenberg-Brnamwood school district, and previously the White Lake system, is Matt Meronk, athletic/activities director. He replaces Heather McCann, who moved to the post of associate principal at the Middle School.
Meronk has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Another new face on the administrative team is Tina VerHagen, human resources coordinator. She was previously employed in the human resources department at Kindred-Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and for the past year was secretary at Pleasant View Elementary School.
Several existing staff members have also moved to new positions. In addition to McCann and Misfeldt, they include Tollef Weinke, who moved from his post as associate principal at the Middle School to become principal at East and Spring Valley elementary schools, replacing Brian Annen, who resigned in spring; and Anita Mattek, previously elementary and middle school physical education, to associate principal at the high school. She replaced Trisha Detert, who resigned earlier this month.
The new administrative team for the Antigo school district includes, from left, (front row) Tina VerHagen, Amy Dahms, Heather McCann, Anita Mattek, (back row) Dr. Don Childs, Matt Meronk, Brian Misfeldt and Tollef Weinke.