KMSD Announces Administrative Replacements
The Kettle Moraine School District is pleased to announce three administrators who began contracts on July 1. These new hires are the result of two administrative resignations and a retirement.
Beth Kaminski, Principal, Kettle Moraine High School
Beth Kaminski is the new principal of Kettle Moraine High School, replacing Jeffrey Walters, who accepted a superintendent position with the Hartford Union High School District. Kaminski had been the principal at South Milwaukee High School since 2010. In that role she led a comprehensive high school, a technology and engineering academy, and an at-risk program. Welcome, Mrs. Kaminski! She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education/English from UW-Milwaukee.
John Stellmacher, Chief Financial Officer
John Stellmacher is Kettle Moraine’s new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Jeff Gross, who accepted a position with the Arrowhead School District. Stellmacher was the Director of Business Services/Chief Financial and Operations Officer for the Hartford Joint #1 School District, an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Finance/Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, both from UW-Whitewater.
Charles Wiza, Director of Student Services
Charles Wiza fills the role of Director of Student Services, a position that oversees special education, counseling and health services throughout the district. He replaces Ken Kassees, who is retiring. Wiza was the Director of Pupil Services for the Brown Deer School District and is an Adjunct Professor at UW-Whitewater in the Special Education Department. He holds a PhD and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from UW-Madison, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from UW-Whitewater.
“We are delighted to welcome new talent to our team at Kettle Moraine,” said Superintendent Pat Deklotz. “For each of these positions we had a strong list of candidates from which to choose, and we involved staff, students and parents in our hiring processes. We are confident in the vision, experience and abilities that Beth, John and Charles will bring to our learning community.”