Lara Kuchenbecker is the new associate principal for Glenbrook Elementary School and assistant Student Services director for the Pulaski Community School District.
Kuchenbecker, a Wausau native, earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2004 and a master's degree in education administration from Marian University in 2010. She holds principal and director of special education licensures. She was a special education teacher for Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools in 2004-2005 and a special education teacher at the K-5 Roosevelt Elementary School in the Oshkosh Area School District from 2005 to present.
"I am excited to be joining the Pulaski Community School District," Kuchenbecker said. "I feel that both my relationship-building skills and leadership qualities will support many different families and the Pulaski community as a whole."
Glenbrook Elementary principal Kurtis Sufka said, "Glenbrook is super excited to welcome Lara to our team. Her previous work with instruction and leadership experience and, most of all, her love of students will make her a wonderful addition to our school and community."
Nicole Borley, PCSD director of Student Services, agreed. "Mrs. Kuchenbecker brings in a high level of energy and expertise in both elementary and special education. We are excited to use that knowledge in literacy, co-teaching and helping students achieve success in their individualized learning."
Kuchenbecker currently lives in Neenah with her husband, Jared, and 1-year-old daughter, Evelyn.