Steve Linssen, current Gillett Secondary School principal, is a new associate principal at Pulaski High School. He joins PHS principal Jeremy Pach and associate principal Lindsey Mathys as PHS leaders. He replaces Nicole Borley, who has assumed the Pulaski Community School District's director of Student Services position.
Linssen, an Oconto Falls native and seven-year Pulaski resident, earned his bachelor's of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2002 and his master's degree from Marian University in 2008. He has served as middle and high school principal at Gillett since 2013. He was a social studies teacher from 2002 to 2011 and associate principal from 2011 to 2013 in the Shawano School District.
"I am very excited to become a greater part of the Pulaski community," he said. When Linssen and his wife, Gina, to whom he has been married for 13 years, bought a home in Pulaski they did so because of the school district. Now, he's happy to work for the same district that his 4-year-old foster son will attend.
"I see myself as a collaborator -- a team player -- someone who is very passionate about providing what is best for kids and working collectively with students, staff and community to make that happen."
Pach said Linssen will bring experience, patience and a host of knowledge regarding data, curriculum and assessment to the PHS building. "Mrs. Mathys and I look forward to getting Steve caught up on our process here at PHS. He will add a strong community element to the AP position. We are excited to have him on our PHS team."
Supt. Bec Kurzynske added, "We are pleased to welcome Mr. Linssen to our talented PHS administrative team. Mr. Linssen will complement our team by bringing experience from area school districts as well as a knowledge of the community as a resident of the district."