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UW-Madison alum Greco named 2018 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year

December 01, 2017
UW-Madison alumna Pat Greco was named the 2018 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.

Greco earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from the School of Education in 1995, and serves as superintendent for the School District of Menomonee Falls.

Under Greco's leadership, the School District of Menomonee Falls has won a Journal Sentinel Top Workplace award three years in a row. In addition, Menomonee Falls High School is a silver-rank school by U.S. News & World report and has 130 Advance Placement Scholars.

Greco began her career as a special education teacher and has worked across many districts in southeastern Wisconsin in various levels of education. Greco's first principal role was during the 1980s at Ben Franklin Elementary, Menomonee Falls' largest elementary school.

“I am honored to accept the recognition on behalf of our entire team,” Greco said in a news release announcing the honor. “Our work is clearly a team effort. We together have earned the Spotlight Recognition from Carnegie Foundation and this recognition. We are doing work that is ground breaking. We are leading the understanding of improvement and what it means to applying it across an entire system. We are fundamentally a different organization than we were and we will continue to focus on getting better.”