A Message from the Superintendent
By Mr. Dennis Krueger
Dear Friends of the School District of West De Pere,
It is with both enthusiasm and humility that I write this introduction to you as your new superintendent. I am truly honored to become part of a community, which has already given me such a warm welcome! This summer, I have been spending much of my time getting to know the buildings, the school’s community and familiarizing myself with current initiatives. As the year progresses, you can expect to find me in the hallways, classrooms and at school/community events. Please take the time to introduce yourself when you see me.
The details of my educational career have been shared in other communications. Here, I want to provide you with a glimpse of my personal life. Most important to me is my faith, family, and profession. My wife and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary this year. We have four children – twin son and daughter age 27, a 21 year old son, and our baby girl recently turned 17. When we are not working, our favorite place is Door County. When winter weather permits, we enjoy cross country skiing. Free time in summer is often spent on or near the water doing things like kayaking and walking the beaches of Lake Michigan. I also enjoy bicycling, even in the cold winter months. My favorite time of the week is Sunday dinners as our adult children often return home to join us at the family table.
My passion is helping students achieve personal success. I value people, ideas, and relationships. I believe in transparency and treasure honesty. My professional goal has always been to foster an environment where every student graduates understanding themselves, what brings joy to their heart, and has a clear vision of the path to his/her own personal success that enables them to be a healthy, happy, productive, contributing member of our greater community. From what I have experienced thus far in West De Pere, I have no doubt that the Board of Education, staff, parents, and community at large all share in this goal.
Together we will continue to build on the great tradition of pride and excellence in West De Pere. I look forward to working with each of you.
The mission of the School District of West De Pere is to create a safe comprehensive educational and social environment for students and staff which will produce life-long learners with the capacity to succeed in the local and global community.