Monogue named new superintendent

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Dr. Dana Monogue, who has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in the Elmbrook School District since 2012, has accepted the superintendent position with the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.

The Board of Education will approve Monogue’s hiring at its regular meeting on Monday, March 18. Monogue will join the District on July 1.

“I am humbled and excited to join the MCPASD team,’’ Monogue said. “I have been impressed by the District’s goals and aspirations for students, our staff and the greater community. MCPASD is an incredible place and I am excited to join this amazing community.’’

Monogue will replace George Mavroulis, who is retiring after having served as superintendent the past three years and an administrator in the District for nearly 30 years.

"The school board is proud to announce that Dana has accepted the position of Superintendent with us,'' Board president Bob Green said. "While we are sorry that George is retiring, we are very excited to start working with Dana.''

In her role at Elmbrook, Monogue has worked to promote student-centered learning, inclusive practices, clear learning targets and aligned curriculum, along with high quality teacher and administrator leadership.

Monogue earned her doctorate degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2014. Her dissertation was on Changing Student Demographics and Suburban School Leadership.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from Purdue University. She has a master’s degree in educational administration from UW-Madison and another master’s degree in educational leadership from UW-Milwaukee.

Monogue has also served as an adjunct faculty member in Carroll University’s graduate program for educational leadership, and has taught there since 2008.

She previously served as a coordinator for special education services, middle school principal and deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Waukesha School District for 12 years.

Monogue met with the school board, along with the District’s leadership team, elementary and secondary staff members, high school students, community leaders and District families on Monday.

Elmbrook School District, which includes Brookfield and Elm Grove, has consistently been ranked among the top school districts in Wisconsin by Niche.com. It was the No. 1 school district in the state in 2016 and 2017 and second last year.

Elmbrook significantly exceeded expectations – the highest of five categories -- on the 2017-18 Wisconsin School Report Cards released by the Department of Public Instruction. Eight of the nine schools in Elmbrook significantly exceeded expectations last year.

There are more than 7,330 students in the Elmbrook. MCPASD has 7,450 students for the 2018-19 school year.

More than 30 candidates applied for the superintendent position. More than 10 were interviewed and six were presented to the school board based on a leadership profiled that was put together through a community survey, focus groups and Board input.

The search was handled by B.W.P. Associates, which is based out of Libertyville, Ill.