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Welcome to Washburn Public Schools


The Washburn Board of Education is pleased to announce a realignment of the administrative staff.

Dr. Thomas Wiatr will take on the position of Director of Special Education/Pupil Services in conjunction with his role of District Administrator. Dr. Wiatr’s 23 years of experience in the area of Special Education along with his vision and passion for student success make this a natural fit for both Dr. Wiatr and the school district.

Ms. Heidi King is being promoted to the dual role of High School Principal/Athletic Administrator. In the past year Ms. King has served as Athletic Administrator and Dean of Students along with her duties as a social studies teacher. She has demonstrated outstanding organizational abilities and has made thoughtful improvements in the area of athletic operations. The Board is confident that Ms. King will bring continued strong leadership to the high school.

 Mr. Al Krause will continue as the Principal of the Elementary/Middle School and Coordinator of the Green and Healthy School Program. The Board continues to receive positive parent and community feedback about Mr. Krause’s leadership at the Elementary/Middle School and is proud to have him serving in that role.

The Board of Education looks forward to working with this team of administrators and the strengths and skills each one brings to our educational team as we strive to both educate and support the students of Washburn.


The Washburn School District is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. The Washburn School District conducts developmental screening of preschool children in collaboration with area Early Childhood Centers and Child Wellness Days. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed. For more information please read the attached document or contact Dr. Thomas Wiatr, P.O. Box 730, Washburn, WI 54891 or call 715-373-6188 ext. 103


 Our mission is to enable students to enter the global society with the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes required to be contributing citizens.

2014 Fraser Teachers
of the Year Awarded


Matt Larson: Prior to coming to Washburn worked in Saint Paul for 4 Years at Hope Community Academy. He started with Washburn in August of 2009 and began teaching in the 4th grade and in 2011 moved to first grade. His peers stated that he incorporates discipline at an early development phase and plans curriculum according to each students individual strengths and weaknesses. He is a leader in technology and shares his expertise with student and staff alike. He makes learning a creative, memorable experience, by engaging the students.

 Justin Jordan: Started with the District in August of 2009. Has a BS in Biology 2000 and BS in Mathematics 2009. His peers stated that he is passionate about teaching and creates challenging learning environment in his classroom. Justin is dedicated to his students at each and every level and is an exceptional role model and mentor for the profession. He is a true professional, proficient and helpful to Washburn staff and students.

 Washburn Public School
Board Members:

Christina Sauer - Board President

Mark Sneed - Vice President -

Richard Avol - Clerk -

Colleen Geisen- Treasurer -

Roxanne Shuga- Board Member-

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