Dr. Gary Kiltz
Dr. Kiltz comes to Greendale from the School District of Menomonee Falls, where he has worked as Director of Curriculum and Learning since 2012. He also served as a principal for more than 12 years, locally at both Menomonee Falls High School and South Milwaukee High School, as well as in Arizona. Dr. Kiltz began his career as a social studies teacher before working with at risk students as a lead teacher and director of alternative schools in Menomonee Falls, West Bend, and Mesa, Arizona.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was conferred by Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He also holds certification in curriculum and instruction from Cardinal Stritch University.
Kiltz grew up in Hales Corners and attended Whitnall Schools. Read the full article on Dr. Kiltz in the Spring 2016 issue of the School Connection.
FOCUSING ON THE PRESENT, THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE
The week of October 3 serves as Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week. Our board members commit time and energy to serving the community in order to ensure that students receive the highest quality education in our schools. Key responsibilities for the board members include:
While the leadership team has been taking steps to draft the vision, mission, values for Greendale Schools since the beginning of the school year, the District plans on having several opportunities for community, staff, and student involvement in setting the strategic direction including the Community Visioning Meeting on October 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Greendale High School Multipurpose Room. Staff members are invited to attend this meeting and we look forward to your engagement. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.
During this session, participants will examine District traditions, current state of education and other social factors, and future trends and possibilities. The goal by the end of the October 27 session is to have a core list of key priorities to guide the District toward its desired vision.
These priorities will be shared through a community survey during the month of November with the goal to winnow this list of priorities to a core focus of no more than five areas that become the targets for the District during the next three years.
Once the five community focus areas are identified, Greendale Schools will invite participation on strategic priority teams (one for each focus area). These teams, which will include staff, students, and community members, will determine the long-term goals, the metrics to determine progress, and research-based strategies to employ as we move forward during the course of the next eighteen months. The teams will have evening meetings from December through March to complete this work.
A second survey will be sent out to the community in March to gather feedback on the draft goals, metrics, and strategies that are developed by these teams. The feedback collected will be used to make final revisions. The final plan will come to the board for consideration and approval in April. Once approved, Greendale Schools will begin immediately to scope out the strategies, set timelines, and monitor progress toward the goals on 60-day cycles with updates to the board.
I am excited about the community process we have designed and hope that you will be able to participate in any or all of the steps in the process. Please continue to use the District website for information and the calendar of events. If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to give me a call (414-423-2701). I look forward to your engagement!
We are inspiring minds!
Gary Kiltz, Ph.D.