The St. Francis Children’s Center is excited to announce the hire of Laura Witkov as its new Executive Director, effective July 17th, 2023. Witkov joins The St. Francis Children’s Center from Stormonth Elementary School in Fox Point, WI, where she served as principal for three school years.

Witkov has a distinguished career as an inclusive education leader in Wisconsin. Witkov brings her steadfast commitment to providing empowering educational opportunities for children with and without special needs to St. Francis Children’s Center.

“We are thrilled to welcome Laura as our new Executive Director,” says Matt Wuest, St. Francis Children’s Center Board of Directors President. “She brings a wealth of education leadership experience and a passion for positive change within local communities.”

Witkov says “I am honored to have been chosen to lead this incredible organization. The role speaks to my passion for early intervention and inclusive practices, and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue St. Francis Children’s Center on its path of excellence.”

Witkov also served as the Principal of Indian Hill School within the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District for three school years. She holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. She has teaching experience in the Chicago Public Schools and Milwaukee Public Schools, and has served as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in the School District of Greenfield and the Fox Point-Bayside School District. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University – Bloomington. 

As the Executive Director, Witkov will manage all day-to-day operations for one of Southeast Wisconsin’s leading agencies serving children with and without special needs. Witkov will be responsible for the delivery of excellent services to children, financial management, and marketing and fund development to ensure the organization’s continued growth and success.

Please consider supporting us as we enter into this exciting new chapter.

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