The Hamilton School Board appointed Laura Montez as the new associate principal of Templeton Middle School following the promotion of current associate principal Brad Hoffmann to principal. Montez is the academic dean and instructional administrator at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School in West Allis. She had been a middle and high school teacher for nine years in Fontana, Elkhorn and Kenosha before taking the administrative position in West Allis in 2013.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in social science and history from Wisconsin Lutheran College and her master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from UW – Madison.
“Laura Montez is an experienced middle school administrator who will help Templeton promote a safe and engaging learning environment to support all students and ensure they succeed,” said Hoffmann. “She is committed to collaborating with students, staff, parents and community members to make decisions that are based on what’s best for students.”
She begins her new post July 1.