Welcome from the Principal
On behalf of our entire staff and student body, I want to welcome you to Sugar Creek Elementary. Our school has a long tradition in the Verona community for excellence in education and for a welcoming environment. We have a highly trained teaching staff with little turn over and a sincere commitment to doing what's right for children. It is a great place to learn and work! If, after reading the web site, you should have any questions please contact us (608-845-4700.) As a highly successful school district just minutes from downtown Madison, Verona is one of the fastest growing communities in Wisconsin. Thus, we are constantly welcoming new families to our school.
I hold a Master of Science (Middle School Education) and four teaching licenses from UW-Platteville, and also an undergraduate degree with majors in International Relations (American Foreign Policy with a Russian emphasis) and Political Science from UW-Madison. While a teacher I pursued and received Wisconsin administrative licensure (Pre K-12) from UW-Madison.
In 2012 I was the only school principal in Wisconsin to participate in and successfully pass the Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process, through the Department of Public Instruction, receiving the designation of a Wisconsin Master Educator.
I am a former Peace Corps teacher in Poland and have also taught middle school and high school in Colby, Wisconsin and Blanchardville, Wisconsin. I taught middle school in Verona for eight years, then served two years as a principal intern at Sugar Creek Elementary School. I have been principal of Sugar Creek since 2006, and each day am proud to work with fabulous colleagues in the Verona Area School District.
Click on the links below to learn more about Sugar Creek:
Verona Press School of Distinction June 2016
Sugar Creek Success Story May 2016
Teaching Today article Equity at Sugar Creek
Verona Press. PBIS at Sugar Creek
Verona Press. Academy Success at Sugar Creek
Verona Press. Broader horizons
Verona Press. Sugar Creek Edgewood parthership
--Mr. Todd Brunner