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MacCudden selected as new Willow Springs principal

Renae MacCudden, Ph.D. has been selected the new Willow Springs Learning Center principal. The Hamilton School Board will take official action April 24 on her appointment which she will begin July 1.RenaeMacCuddenWeb

MacCudden has been an assistant professor of elementary education at Concordia University since 2015. Prior to then, she was an elementary school classroom teacher for 17 years in Oconomowoc, Wauwatosa, Whitnall and Elmbrook school districts. Other professional experiences include being an event coordinator, adjunct faculty member, principal and camp-youth program director.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1997 in elementary and middle school education from Marquette University and her master’s and doctorate in educational administration in 2000 and 2010, respectively, from Cardinal Stritch University.

“Dr. MacCudden is a talented and enthusiastic educator who has outstanding leadership skills and a strong desire to help others,” said Hamilton Superintendent Paul Mielke, Ph.D. “I am confident that she will nurture and facilitate student learning at Willow Springs Learning Center.”

The Willow Springs principal is a half-time administrative position. The position was open due to the resignation of Erin Steiner who said she found it difficult to keep her hours at the part-time level.

Willow Springs Learning Center, located at W220N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, houses the Hamilton School District’s half-day 4-year-old kindergarten program.