New Principal Named for Holy Angels School in West Bend, WI

West Bend, WI – Big announcement as Holy Angels School in West Bend, WI has named its new Principal. It was January 2022 when Anne Weise announced that she would step down as headmistress at the end of the school year in June 2022.

Weise was originally named in May 2019 to succeed manager Mike Sternig, who retired after 45 years at Holy Angels.

Now, another changing of the guard as Michelle Spaeth takes over as the new principal.

I grew up in West Bend and come from a family of educators. My mother, Yvonne Wietor, taught in the West Bend School District for 38 years. My dad, David, was a high school teacher and counselor and then transitioned into human resources. My brother, Ryan, taught for 10 years in West Bend. And my husband, Tony, is in his 26th year of teaching in the West Bend School District.

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I was hired in West Bend after graduating with a degree in Elementary/Middle Education with a minor in Language Arts from St. Norbert College. During my time at St. Norbert, I embraced the opportunities to grow as an educator, a Catholic, and a person. I taught in Australia in a Reading Recovery classroom and went on various mission trips with my campus priest, including attending St. Benedict the African Catholic School in Chicago. During my first two years of teaching, I completed my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

For the past 26 years, I have taught grades three through eight in the West Bend School District, which has provided me with an in-depth understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional development of children. I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential by building relationships with each child and their family. I have held many leadership positions such as language arts committee chair, team leader, content manager, and was currently in the process of pursuing national board certification.

Holy Angels School and Parish hold a special place in my heart. I have been a ward member since 1999 and my husband is a life member. Our children, Sydney, Christian and Averie, are the fourth generation of the Spaeth family to attend Holy Angels School.

I am honored to have the opportunity to share my expertise and promote innovation in education while continuing to uphold the traditions and culture of Holy Angels. I am committed to working with the school and parish families, staff and Reverend Howard, and look forward to working together as a Catholic community.

The response on social media to the announcement that Michelle Spaeth would be taking over as the new principal of Holy Angels School has been overwhelmingly positive.

Cheer! You were my English/Language Arts teacher when I was in 7th grade at Badger. I’m 38 now! You were my favorite teacher! –Ashleigh Marie

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