Dear Monroe School District community,
As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, we are making some changes that will ensure the Monroe School District is a stronger and a better place for teaching and learning. Some of the changes we are making are in the leadership positions at Monroe High School and Hidden River Middle School.
Ed Crow, the current principal of Monroe High School, has accepted a new position as the Monroe School District Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Athletics. Mr. Crow will remain as the MHS principal through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and will transition to his new position at the district office beginning July 1, 2020. We would like to thank Mr. Crow for his three years of service to the students, staff, and families of Monroe High School and we appreciate the work he has done to bring more opportunities to students. In this position, he will ensure we are providing exceptional career and technical education opportunities to our students and will align and support our athletic programs district-wide. Mr. Crow has won awards and distinction as an athletic director in another school district and we are excited to have him move into this new leadership role.
We are also excited to announce that we have appointed Brett Wille as the new MHS Principal effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Wille is the current principal of Hidden River Middle School (HRMS) and has served as the principal there for six years. During his time at HRMS, he has led the staff in transforming their school into a Solution Tree model Professional Learning Community, which has led to increased student engagement and performance. Mr. Wille joined the Monroe School District in 1999 as a teacher at Monroe Junior High. He later transitioned to teaching at MHS prior to serving as assistant principal and athletic director at MHS for seven years. Mr. Wille then moved to Hidden River Middle School where he served as assistant principal for one year before being named principal. Mr. Wille's long-standing relationship with our students, staff and community along with his demonstrated success in leading the work of professional learning communities are two of the key reasons we know he will be a great leader for MHS.
Additionally, Jonathan Judy has been named as the new HRMS Principal. Mr. Judy is the current assistant principal at HRMS and has been part of the Monroe School District team for three years. During this time, he also served as the assistant principal of Maltby Elementary for one year. Prior to joining the Monroe School District, Mr. Judy spent fifteen years working in schools, as a special education teacher for students with diverse learning and behavioral needs. We will be posting the open HRMS assistant principal position soon and hope to have it filled as soon as possible.
Changes in key leadership positions can be challenging and I want to assure our community that these decisions were made with intense scrutiny and deliberation. Moving forward, we are confident that each of these moves will result in a renewed focus in upholding our Monroe Commitment to each of our students: High Expectations, Equitable Access and Powerful Instruction.
Dr. Justin Blasko, Superintendent
Monroe School District