Letter From the Principal

July 25, 2013

Dear Wanke Wolf Families:

It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you I will be leaving Carl Wanke Elementary.  I have been appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as Principal Coach, a position newly created this summer. I will be starting my new job sometime near the end of August after the new principal is named. [Read More...]

The district has an established procedure for finding my replacement.  There will be an opportunity for teachers and parents to provide input as to the qualities wanted in a principal. (more information forthcoming). I have complete faith in this process and know Wanke's new principal will be highly qualified to continue the academic excellence and the strong spirit of community we have had here at Wanke.

Be assured that the Wanke staff and I will do all possible to make the transition smooth for the new principal, the students, the staff, and the community.  Many weeks of planning occurred last spring and, with the exception of teachers making final room preparations, Wanke is ready to start the 2013-2014 school year in the same fashion in which we are accustomed. 

It has been a privilege and blessing to work with the students, staff and community of this wonderful school.  I will forever hold you all dear to my heart and will miss you all greatly. 


Don Van Winkle, Principal