About the Central Office
Welcome to the Central Office of the Whitewater Unified School District! Our regular office hours are 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. During the summer the office is open from 7:30-3:30 Monday through Thursday, closed on Fridays. We are located just off the intersection of Elizabeth St. and Walworth Ave., with easy access from U.S. Hwy. 12. Madison and Milwaukee are less than one hour away and Chicago is a 90-minute drive. Click the link at the bottom of this page for an interactive map.
The Central Office is home to two administrators: District Administrator Caroline Pate-Hefty and Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson. Bill Kuchan, Maintenance Supervisors of Buildings and Grounds, and Rodney Wendorf, Supervisor of Custodial Staff, use the Central Office as a base of operation. The District Courier, Cory Bunger, has daily routes to and from the Central Office and five schools.
One Coordinator and two Directors conduct business in the Central Office as well as in the schools: Andy Rowland, Technology Coordinator; Lanora Heim, Director of Pupil Services; and Kelly Seichter, Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
Six Administrative Assistants support programs in the Central Office. They include Bree Harris (Special Education/Pupil Services); Amanda Morkved (Payroll); Jean Shaffer (Accounts Payable/Receivable); Cynthia Collins (Purchasing/District Registrar); Jaclyn Tueting (District Administrator Assistant/School Board Secretary); and Angel Van Daele (Curriculum/Data Management).
Back Row: Melissa Juoni, Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson, Andy Rowland, Jaclyn Tueting, Angel Van Daele, Amanda Morkved
Front Row: Bill Kuchan, Lanora Heim, Kathleen Retzke, Jim Shaw, Kelly Seichter, Cynthia Collins, Jean Shaffer
Photo Courtesy of Tom Ganser
The focus of all Central Office personnel is to provide customer service to the public and serve the district's five schools and K-12 programs in a manner that will improve student achievement, enhance classroom instruction, and ensure alignment of school board policies with school and teaching practices. As an outgrowth of the District's strategic planning process, major initiatives are being advanced to improve student achievement and student equity, as well as to engage the community in ways that will reinforce a community education philosophy. A long-range technology plan continues to guide technology purchases and integration of technology into the instructional program, and comprehensive efforts are being made to align the curriculum and student assessment practices with state standards.
419 S. Elizabeth Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Main Phone Number 262-472-8700
Fax Number: 262-472-8710
Location on a map