Dear Wanke Community,
It has been an amazing start of the 2013-14 school year and I am honored to be the Principal of Carl Wanke Elementary. Beginning with the first day that I met the staff, I received such a heartfelt welcome. The sincere words and greetings made me feel an instant connection with teachers and staff. “Meet the Teacher Night” was a huge success; I have never experienced such response and dedication from a community in just one night. Students, parents, grandparents and even siblings all came out to meet the teacher and the new Principal. The positive feedback I received from the community that night solidified that I was in the right place. Thank you for the words of encouragement and the smiles. The first day of school went as smooth as could be, even with the change in traffic flow. I appreciate your patience and optimism with this, as we work in improving an effective flow of traffic and the safety of our families. The first week of school came and went and new relationships have begun to take form. Our students will continue to thrive academically and socially at Wanke Elementary. I see the compassion and dedication in the Wanke staff that, I know, will take our students to higher levels in their education. It is the “Wanke Way”! Thank you for the continued support and dedication for “your school”. It’s going to be a great year!