Westcott hired as associate principal

LauraWescottThe Hamilton School Board appointed Laura Westcott as the new Hamilton High School associate principal at its May 20 meeting. Westcott, who has been the academic dean at West Allis Central High School since 2008, will begin her new post effective July 1. She replaces Keith Nerby, who will become a middle school principal in Burlington.

“Mrs. Westcott is a strong educator who has excellent knowledge of curriculum and is recognized for establishing great rapport with students and staff,” said Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan. “We look forward to having her join the Hamilton team.”

In her new role, Westcott will be responsible for staff development, course scheduling, student attendance and disciplinary matters. She will also supervise several departments.

Westcott began her education career as an English and reading teacher at West Allis Central High School in 1992. She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English in 1992 and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Hamilton High School serves 1,411 students in grades 9-12 and is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road., Sussex.