School: Neillsville - Kunze is Interim Principal (2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kunze, Poeschel, Anderson Ruskin

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/28/2019

Kunze to Serve as Neillsville’s Interim Principal

By Valorie Brecht

Marcy Kunze is looking forward to serving the Neillsville School District in a new capacity.

A longtime district employee, Kunze will be the interim principal for four-year-old-kindergarten through fifth grade this year.

“I am looking forward to celebrating our school’s successes. I am excited about working with the wonderful teachers and unique students at Neillsville. Playing a part in students’ and teachers’ successes will be very rewarding for me,” Kunze wrote in an email.

Kunze started her teaching career 20 years ago. She worked for the Abbotsford and Granton school districts before coming to Neillsville. She was hired at Neillsville in 2002 as a high school special education teacher. About nine years later, she accepted a special education teacher position in the elementary school.

Kunze brings a variety of experiences to the principal position.

“I have worked with students of all age levels,” she wrote. “In addition, I am familiar with different grade level curriculums because of the co-teaching I have done in both elementary and high schools. Furthermore, I have had to think ‘outside the box’ when developing instructional plans for students with special needs.

“When implementing instructional plans, I worked alongside the general education teachers. I was a resource for the teachers. Also, my prior positions required me to meet on a regular basis with parents and community agencies. Therefore, I feel comfortable meeting with parents and these agencies.”

Kunze will be one of three principals for the Neillsville School District this year. Kory Poeschel will be principal for grades six through eight and Craig Anderson Ruskin for grades nine through 12. Previously, the district only had two principals.

“By having three district principals, we will better meet the unique needs of our student populations. In addition, three district principals can better support our schools’ teachers and other staff. More support will bring a positive culture and climate in our school community,” Kunze wrote.

Kunze possesses a bachelor of science degree in special education – learning disabilities preK-12 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She earned her master of science degree in education from UW-Stout. She received her school principal and director instruction certifications from UW-Milwaukee.

The Neillsville School Board approved Kunze as interim principal at its Aug. 19 meeting.




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