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Ferge chosen as high school associate principal

The Hamilton School Board appointed Peter Ferge as the new Hamilton High School associate principal and extended learning opportunities coordinator at its June 6 meeting. Ferge, who has been communication arts teacher at Hamilton for the past six years, will begin his new post effective July 1. He replaces Candis Mongan, who will become principal.

“Mr. Ferge is an outstanding educator who has strong rapport with students and parents,” said Superintendent Kathleen Cooke, Ph.D. “Having been a part of the high school team, he will be in a position to help guide the school into the future.”

In his new role, Ferge will coordinate extended learning opportunities for students, the school’s accreditation planning process and applied engineering curriculum improvements. He will also supervise several departments, standardized testing, student attendance and disciplinary matters.

Ferge coached the Hamilton girls’ freshman basketball team four years before joining the teaching staff. He started his education career as an English teacher at Campbellsport and Milwaukee Pius XI high schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English education and broadcast/electronic communication in 1997 from Marquette University and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Marian College in 2004.

Hamilton High School serves 1,214 students in grades 9-12 and is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road., Sussex.