Pewaukee School District

Opening the door to each child's future.

National Awards

National Baldrige Quality Award Program - 2013 Award Recipient

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Erin Heiman - 2015-16 

State Awards

Wisconsin Forward Award

  • 2010 Excellence Award Recipient

  • 2009 Mastery Award Recipient

  • 2007 Mastery Award Recipient

Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year

  • 2013 Pewaukee School District Superintendent, Dr. JoAnn Sternke

Wisconsin Principal of the Year

  • 2011 Wisconsin Middle School Principal of the Year, Randy Daul

  • 2004 Wisconsin High School Principal of the Year, Marty VanHulle

Wisconsin Associate Principal of the Year

  • 2014 Wisconsin Associate Middle School Principal of the Year, Lisa Rettler

  • 2013 Wisconsin Associate High School Principal of the Year, Danielle Bosanec

Public Policy Forum Salute to Local Government

  • Effective Use of Technology & Data, 2014

Herb Kohl Foundation Awards

Teachers:

2017 Amy Eide
2017 Ellen Vermillion
2016 Kathy Birkes-Drees
2014 Adriana Plach
2014 Scott Roehl
2012 Lindsay Draeger
2012 Rebecca Reagles
2011 Aaron Yuskis
2010 Amy Barootian
2010 Traci Palkowski

Student Excellence Awards:

2017 Callie Bednarek
2014 Jacob Stern
2013 Kate Knepprath

Student Initiative Awards:

2012 Ashley Harding

 

National Recognition

  • 2016 Center for Digital Education & NSBA, Innovative Use of Technology
  • The Washington Post - Top Challenging High Schools in the Nation - Pewaukee High School
    • 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Newsweek Magazine Top 6% of High Schools in the Nation - Pewaukee High School
    •  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" Award - Pewaukee School District, 2010
  • Business Week Magazine ranks Pewaukee as #1 best affordable suburb in the nation, citing great schools and campus setting, 2009 
  • Money Magazine ranks Pewaukee as one of top #100 communities to live, 2009

 

State Recognition

  • Title 1 School of Recognition, Pewaukee Lake Elementary School, 2017, 2016

  • Top Workplace in Wisconsin, Pewaukee School District, 2016
  • Outstanding Art Educator of the Year - Secondary Division, Jeanne Bjork, 2015
  • Business Journal Human Resources Award, Susan Muenter, 2015
  • State School Character Award, Pewaukee High School, 2009
  • Wisconsin School Public Relations Association
    • Award of Excellence / Electronic Media / Our Mission in Action, 2014
    • Honorable Mention / 2009-2010 Annual Report, 2011
    • Golden Achievement Award / Referendum & Remodeling Campaign, 2011

 

Local Recognition

Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year

  • 2017 - Tara McNamara, Amy Farrow, Amy Brandenstein, David Zindler

  • 2016 - Shelly Riehle, Angie Fulfer, Steve Graf, JJ Heesch
  • 2015 - Brenda Jones, Karen Spurr, Michelle Steinke, Vicky Whelan
  • 2014 - Nan Curtis

Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Year

  • 2017 - Mark Proell

  • 2016 - Candice Bentley

Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year

  • 2014 - Dr. JoAnn Sternke

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

  • Kirsten Cutler (Asa Clark Middle School), 2016
  • Alexander Morgan, 2010

 PTO National Parent Group of the Year runner-up

  • 2008 Pewaukee Parent Teacher Group

 

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