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KM Explore Governance Council Names Otto Permanent Director

KM Explore Elementary Governance Council Names Chris Otto Director

The KM Explore governance council has named interim director Chris Otto the school’s permanent director. Otto, who has worked for the Kettle Moraine School District for 11 years, the past nine as principal of Wales Elementary, had taken over as interim director April 1 when Stephen Plum vacated his leadership roles at KM Explore and High School of Health Sciences to become superintendent. 

Otto has been strategically involved with KM Explore since its inception. His familiarity with the staff, students and families of the Wales Campus gives him a wealth of institutional knowledge as he takes the helm. 

"I am grateful for the opportunity from the KM Explore governance council,” said Otto. “I Iook forward to further strengthening the relationship between our schools on the Wales Campus and getting to know all the students and families in Explore."

"I had the opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Otto the past two years, so I know firsthand the incredible passion for learning he brings to the campus each day," said Plum. "I know Explore is in extremely good hands with Mr. Otto."

KM Explore is a K-5 charter elementary school in Wales, Wisconsin in the Kettle Moraine School District serving 121 students. Its mission is to engage a community of learners through authentic learning experiences by empowering them to be self-motivated thinkers, creators, and collaborators.