Superintendent (ret) Pewaukee Public Schools

JoAnn is just beginning to serve as Senior Director of Studer Education, a division of Studer Group and a subsidiary of Huron. Studer Group, a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, is a leading service provider focused on improving organizational outcomes.

As Superintendent of the Pewaukee School District from 2001 to 2017, JoAnn led the school district to receive a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2013. The Pewaukee School District has been dedicated to using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence for over ten years. With this commitment, the District pursues a relentless focus on using strategic planning, results data, and key work process identification to leverage improvement. In 2010 the Pewaukee School District was the first education recipient of the Wisconsin Forward Award, the highest level of recognition in Wisconsin’s performance excellence program. Three years later the District received the presidential honor of the Baldrige Award. With this focus on innovation and high expectations, student achievement has seen a dramatic increase. Despite having one of the most rigorous public school graduation requirements (28 credits) in the state, PSD achieves a 97% graduation rate.

JoAnn is a longstanding member of the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Program and the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence. JoAnn also proudly serves on the Board for the American Society for Quality.
JoAnn earned her doctoral degree in Leadership, Learning and Service through Cardinal Stritch University where she also serves as a professor teaching leadership courses for aspiring school superintendents.

While JoAnn is enthusiastic about her work, she also finds spending time with her husband Craig and three children to be rejuvenating and grounding. JoAnn is finding it both humbling and challenging to improve her golf game.