New principals announced at North High School and Roosevelt Elementary School

Two assistant principals will serve as interim principals at Oshkosh schools for the remainder of the school year, according to news releases from the district.

The appointments are up for approval at the school board’s Jan. 30 meeting.

Jackie Schleicher will serve as interim principal of North High School for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Schleicher has been North’s assistant principal since July 2010. Prior to that, she taught science at Perry Tipler Middle School. She will replace Andrew Jones, who will be the district’s new executive director of administration, pending board approval at the same meeting.

Schleicher has a bachelor’s degree in science and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Marian University.

Lexi Ballweg, assistant principal at West High School, will be the interim principal at Roosevelt Elementary School for the rest of the school year. Ballweg was hired as West’s assistant principal in August 2010, after teaching mathematics in the Sun Prairie School District.

Ballweg has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in educational administration from Edgewood College. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in leadership for the advancement of learning and service at Cardinal Stritch University.

No previous board action has been taken regarding Roosevelt Principal Cathy Clarksen’s position in the current fiscal year, and a report delivered to the board on Wednesday regarding summer school still listed Clarksen as Roosevelt’s principal. Phone calls to the district to were not returned late Thursday afternoon.

About Jessie Opoien

Jessie Opoien joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporter in December 2011. Politics and education issues are her specialties, but she loves to tell a good story regardless of the topic. You can find her on Twitter as @jessieopie.
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