District Administrator


On behalf of the School District of Whitefish Bay, I welcome you to our educational community! 

Our district is known across the state as enjoying high achieving students, supportive families, and excellent faculty and staff. Whitefish Bay is a caring community that is proud of its children and schools, holds high expectations for academic achievement, and is supportive of the arts and co-curricular activities.

The district is an exceptional place to learn and work as a direct result of our people and programming. We are a hard-working, thoughtful team of professionals who are dedicated to continuous improvement and success in all departments, in all schools, and in all classrooms.

Our district’s student-centered VISION includes:

  • Empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to thrive in a changing, global society.

  • Respecting the diversity of our students and engaging them as individual learners in an innovative learning community.

  • Addressing the needs of the whole child in a caring, Inclusive environment.


In order to reach that vision, our strategic FOCUS PLAN consists of two key goals, with numerous strategies in place to accomplish these significant goals:

  • Academic Achievement and Engaging 21st Century Learning – Every student will meet or exceed comprehensive learning standards to promote future success within our global society.

  • Supportive Environment and Whole Child Development –  Every student will experience a caring, inclusive learning environment that supports the development of the whole child with balanced attention to physical, social, emotional, and intellectual well-being.


I am delighted and proud to serve as the District Administrator of the School District of Whitefish Bay and our educational community thanks you for your interest in us. 


Enjoy your day,

John W. Thomsen

District Administrator







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