- Category: Notable Women in Education
- Number of years working in your current industry: 18
- Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Arts - Secondary Education & English; Concordia University Wisconsin
- Graduate degree/university: Master of Arts - Instructional Leadership; Marquette University
Kathryn Baganz, principal at Lake Country Lutheran High School in Hartland, consistently makes an impact in education as she leads educators, instructs and mentors future teachers at the university level, and encourages other professionals to enter the field of education, according to Kate Brewer, mother of a Lake Country student.
Establishing a school culture that encourages teachers to brainstorm ideas, share concerns, and discuss important topics, Baganz implements a variety of strategies for individual teachers to best meet the needs of all students while maximizing each faculty member’s own unique strengths in the classroom, Brewer said.
“Kathryn has significantly broadened the school’s capacity to meet the needs of a wider range of students by securing significant funding for the enhancement of a student resource room that enables students to access essential services and resources that would not otherwise be available in a private school setting,” Brewer said. “Recognizing the unsettling physical and mental health challenges that a COVID-impacted society brought forth, Kathryn rallied her educational community as a team of dedicated teachers to continue to provide stability for students by engaging them in quality learning experiences throughout their full face-to-face academic classes, athletic competitions, fine arts performances, and spiritual development activities.”