Dear Eagle Elementary Learning Community,
My name is Michael Marincic, and it is with much excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal of Eagle Elementary. It is both my pleasure and an honor to join such a wonderful school and community, and I look forward to working with all of you to continue our district’s mission of ensuring that our students excel with intellect and virtue, inspired by innovative educators who engage and challenge each individual. I am committed to fostering an environment that encourages the active participation of students, teachers, families, and community members. I look forward to meeting you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself.
I was born and raised in Pewaukee, WI, spending my kindergarten through high school years in the Pewaukee School District. I liked it there so much that I came back and started my teaching career as a second grade teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary (PLE). After three years, I made the jump to third grade. This past school year, I finished my sixth year at PLE. In 2008, I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and teaching certification from UW-Milwaukee, where I completed my student teaching at two schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS): Walt Whitman Elementary (K5) and Golda Meir (third grade). In May of this year, I received my master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and K-12 principal license from UW-Madison. My wife, Stephanie, and I have two sons, Mateo (2) and Milan (2 months). We have had an amazing summer together, with many trips to the zoo and lots of running around and laughing!
As I enter the doors to Eagle Elementary, I am immediately impressed by the wonderful things students, teachers, families, and community members are already doing to support a positive learning environment. I am excited to join a very dedicated and involved learning community and look forward to working with you to improve student achievement and growth. Family and community involvement are two of the most important tools we can use to better educate our children. Judging from Eagle’s motto, “Our School, Our Community, Our Future,” and the wonderful things I am already experiencing here, I know we can work together to give each child the best educational experience possible and cultivate an environment where students can truly learn to spread their wings!