Pewaukee School District

Opening the door to each child's future.

 Brian Kammers, Board President

Phone: 262-544-0391

Email: boe-bkammers@pewaukeeschools.org

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Brian Kammers, Board President

Term 1996-2020

Brian Kammers is a Regional Manager for AAON, Inc. covering the Midwest, Northwest, Western Canada and international sales. At AAON, he is also responsible to the training programs for new sales representatives. Brian Kammers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the UW–Milwaukee and an MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. A Professional Engineer license in Wisconsin, Brian has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry.

Brian is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has participated on various committees. He has also authored a number of articles for trade publications and presented on different topics at industry meetings.

When his three children were young, Brian coached a number of sports including soccer, baseball, and softball. He was also a co-founder of the Pewaukee Youth Football Association.

He has served on the Pewaukee Board of Education since 1996 holding positions as Treasurer, President, and is currently Vice President.

With Susan, his wife of 30 years, he has three grown children. Brian enjoys all manner of outdoor activities such as biking, camping, and snowshoeing.



 Jeanne Witthun, Board Vice President

Phone: 262-691-3743

Email: boe-jwitthun@pewaukeeschools.org

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Jeanne Witthun, Board Vice President

Term 2012-2018

Jeanne Witthun is a lifelong member of the community who has been on the Pewaukee Board of Education for 5 years. Before that she was employed as an educator in the District for 27 years. She has been part of the strategic planning process for 15 years. She received her Bachelors in Education from UW-Milwaukee and her Master in Education from UW-Whitewater.,   It is her desire to help children achieve their best that keeps her involved in the District.

Jeanne, and her husband Dennis, have three children who graduated from Pewaukee and three grandchildren currently enrolled at Pewaukee. She has been actively involved in their education and other activities, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and sports.

 



 John Blask, Treasurer

Phone: 262-691-8730

Email: boe-jblask@pewaukeeschools.org

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John Blask, Treasurer

Term 2004-2019

John Blask is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Master Electrician. He started his career in 1987 and after exhausting the opportunities that were available working for various contractors and corporations in southeastern Wisconsin, John started his own contracting business in 2007.

The importance of education was instilled in John by his parents and their commitment to finding excellence in education was evident in his admittance to Marquette University High School. The arrival of a son ignited a fire in John to find excellence in education for his son and that search moved him to the Pewaukee School District. Believing that an appropriate education is essential for all children to become successful, John was elected to the Board of Education to fulfill the personal mission of ensuring the tools and opportunities for the neediest students were available.


John is most proud that his grown son graduated from the Pewaukee School District and attends UW-Waukesha. He believes that the education the students receive in the Pewaukee School District, along with the college and career opportunities for the students, surpasses the education he received in high school. John states regularly that the community should be proud of the hard work our teachers do everyday and in the leadership of our administration.

 



 Larry Dux, Board Clerk

Phone: 262-257-3808

Email: boe-ldux@pewaukeeschools.org

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Larry Dux, Board Clerk

Term 2002-2020

Larry Dux is currently the Director of Patient Care Informatics and Process Improvement at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Hospital Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Diplomat of the Society for Health Systems, a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, and a Fellow/CPHIMS member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He has extensive experience in teaching and applying process improvement tools and techniques. He has served as a Wisconsin Forward Award (WFA) Examiner since 2004 and has participated in nine WFA site visits. He was a member of the team which wrote and edited the WFA application for Community Memorial Hospital in 2006. Larry has served on the Pewaukee School District Board of Education for over 12 years and is very proud that the District received the Wisconsin Governor’s Forward Award of Excellence in 2010 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2013.

 



 Ron Frea, Board Member

Phone: 262-542-8026

Email: boe-rfrea@pewaukeeschools.org

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Ron Frea, Board Member

Term 2012-2018

Ron Frea is a certified public account who recently retired as a Director from Deloitte Tax LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, after 37 years in the profession.  Prior to becoming a CPA Ron taught high school mathematics in Beloit, Wisconsin for five years.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Carthage College and obtained post-bachelor's credits in accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

Ron is an eleven-year member of the Pewaukee School Board where he has proudly served as President and Vice President and currently serves as Chairman of its Policy Committee.  He is also serves a director on the board for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards representing Region 15.  He is still active in the WICPA as a member of its Federal Taxation and Annual Tax Conference Committees. 

Ron and his wife Vicki had two children graduate from the Pewaukee School District. He enjoys golf, hunting, and other outdoor activities and is involved with various charitable and community organizations.

 



 Dacia Hopkins, Board Member

Phone:

Email: boe-dhopkins@pewaukeeschools.org

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Dacia Hopkins, Board Member

Term 2017-2018

Dacia Hopkins is a stay-at-home wife and mother of four. She was appointed to the Pewaukee Board of Education in 2011 and was later elected in 2013, and was now re-elected in 2017 for a one-year term. Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. While there, she played Division I hockey for the University of MN women’s hockey team during the team’s inaugural season. She went on to earn an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Her professional experience includes teaching public speaking, working in the corporate setting in public relations, media relations, communications, and organizational development and training. She worked in the front office for a professional ice hockey organization and trained athletes from the beginning stages of sports through the professional ranks.

Dacia enjoys coaching her four young children in hockey and attending all of their activities as well as traveling as a family.

 



 Ann Wright, Board Member

Phone: 262-691-4982

Email: boe-awright@pewaukeeschools.org

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Ann Wright, Board Member

Term 2016-2019

Ann Wright is a 35+ year resident of Pewaukee. She received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin­-Milwaukee and recently retired from her position as Library Secretary at Asa Clark Middle School after a 20 year career. Previously, she served as a classroom volunteer, PTO President & Vice President, PHS Blue Line Hockey President and is currently a 15+ year member of the Pewaukee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Throughout her service to the Pewaukee School District she has been involved in the Director of Instructional Services Search, Pewaukee School District Strategic Planning Committee and the Superintendent Search Committee. She looks forward to continuing her service to the Pewaukee community as a School Board Member.

Ann and her husband Gene are the parents of four adult Pewaukee High School graduates. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. During the summer months, they can often be found at Miller Park enjoying Brewers baseball.



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