The Hamilton School Board approved the hiring of Deanna Wellens as principal of Silver Spring Intermediate School at its June 25 meeting. Wellens, who replaces Mark Peperkorn following his resignation June 14, will begin her new position July 1.
Wellens has been associate principal at Pilgrim Park Middle School in the Elmbrook School District since 2015. Before joining Elmbrook, she was the dean of students at Wyoming Middle School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started her career in education as a school psychologist in Wyoming City Schools and Three Rivers Middle School in Ohio.
She earned her administrative certification from Xavier University in Ohio in 2015, her master’s degree in school psychology from Miami University in Ohio in 2004 and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2003.
“Ms. Wellens is an effective leader who takes a student-centered approach to create an environment where students can learn and grow,” said Hamilton Superintendent Paul Mielke, Ph.D. “She is known for building relationships and understanding the needs of students, families and staff.”
“Her listening skills, insightful problem solving and clear communication style will serve Silver Spring Intermediate School well,” Mielke said.