Stevens Point (2004): Major: Broad Field Social Sciences, Political Science, Minor: History
Marian University (2008): Masters’ in Educational Leadership
I’ve been working in the Shiocton School District since 2004. From 2004- 2010 I worked with students identified as at-risk. Our goal with these students was to help them develop skills to be successful in school and life. In 2011 I started in two new positions. I am the Athletic Director, which has been a fun experience. I have also been learning and teaching in SILA. This has been a rewarding and exciting endeavor so far. I have enjoyed working with a variety of students. It has been rewarding watching them grow and achieve success in their learning.
I’ve been married since 2003. My wife Katie is a 4th grade teacher in De Pere. We have two daughters (Ella five years old and Ava 3 years old). It is a remarkable experience watching them grow and learn. I have a black lab, Bailee, that I love to take pheasant and grouse hunting. He is also a great partner when I’m muskie fishing during the summer months!
I’ve been an assistant coach with the varsity football team since 2004. What a year in 2011. It will be one to always remember. Our successes have been due to the hard work and dedication our kids put into the weight room. I coached middle school basketball 2004-2007. I also was the Varsity Track coach from 2006-2008.
John Winter joined the Shiocton Faculty in 1998 after three and a half years of substitute teaching in Menasha, Waukesha, and Pocatello, Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Since coming to Shiocton, he has served on multiple committees such as; Data Retreat, Math Curriculum, and Negotiations. He has also been a coach for Eighth Grade Boys Basketball, an advisor for Middle School Student Council and is currently
the advisor for the districts ski club. It was also during this time that he went back to school to receive his Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Marion University. He taught middle school math from 1998 to 2011 where he taught side-by-side with Johanna Funk and Greg Ludick. The trio of teachers taught many integrated lessons and projects and it was that experience that led John to be curious about Project Based Learning and the Charter School Philosophy. This curiosity was spurred by Anne Louis when she asked John if he would like to take a role in the development of the Shiocton International Leadership Academy. One thing led to another and now he is an advisor for this one of a kind school.
An important aspect of his life is family – he has four sons: Cory a senior in college studying law, Colin a senior in high school with aspirations of going into the medical field, Caleb who is 11, and Caden who is 7. Being in the outdoors is another thing that he likes to do. Whether it is downhill skiing or sitting in a tree stand, you can always find him with his boys enjoying what nature has to offer.
I have been a teacher for 19 years. For the last thirteen, I have taught 7th grade through 12th grade Family and Consumer Education in the Shiocton School District. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education at the University of Wisconsin Stout. I earned my master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Through my experience and education, I have become very adept at understanding the unique needs of every child. I am well versed in multi-cultural competencies and have worked with students in multiple under represented groups including, but not limited to, Native American, African American, Hispanic, Learning Disabled, Emotionally and Cognitively Disabled, Physically Disabled, and LGBT youth. I am well qualified and highly motivated to facilitate an educational experience that is representative of each student’s strengths and needs.