Re-Elect Mike Ptacek for Stillwater Area Public School Board

Mike Ptacek for 834 Stillwater Schools
Vote Mike Ptacek Stillwater Area Schools Board

“As a proud parent of two graduates from Stillwater Area Schools, I am dedicated to unifying our district and ensuring our schools remain a place of excellence.”

Mike Ptacek

Strong, Clear Core Values

  • The variety of our schools and the varied elementary school delivery adds to our outstanding middle and senior high schools and strengthens us as a district.
  • As an elected group, School Board members for Stillwater Area Public Schools must listen to all stakeholders, encourage freedom of expression, ask tough questions, and demand thorough and transparent answers.
  • We all need to do a much better job of working together for our kids.

Extensive Experience and Expertise as a Leader for Stillwater Area Public Schools

  • More than 50 years of experience as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, education consultant, and board member.
  • Twelve years of experience as a School Board member, including one year as chair, three years as vice chair, three years as clerk.
  • Six years at NE Metro Intermediate 916 School Board representative (14 school districts), including one year as chair.
  • MSBA Delegate Assembly representative 2016-20.
  • Schools for Equity Education (57 school Districts) president-elect.
  • Proven knowledge in educational leadership, curriculum, and policy issues.
  • Expertise as a leading presenter, panelist, and co-author on education issues.
  • Across-the-board know-how as a consultant and member of committees and task forces such as:
    • The Youth Alcohol and Drug Steering Committee.
    • The 2007 and 2011 school district levy campaigns.
    • Policy, Finance, and Legislative committees.
    • The Kern Family Foundation, which has awarded Project Lead the Way (PLTW) start-up grants totaling millions of dollars, an important subset of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

Ability to Facilitate Continuous Improvement, Preparing All Students for Successful Futures

  • A fundamental understanding of research-based decision-making and utilization of best practices.
  • Robust knowledge of design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and its effective delivery.
  • Strong belief in focusing on student outcomes using a variety of measurements to benchmark student success.
  • Experience in improvement and preservation of our country’s engineering and technology capabilities through a middle and high school pre-engineering program called PLTW, an important subset of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum.
  • Played a pioneering role in bringing PLTW to District 834 and St. Croix Catholic schools, demonstrating how PLTW could be piloted with no initial District 834 cost.
  • Experience improving teacher performance through ongoing supervision, evaluation, mentoring, training, and coaching.

Understands the Power of Community Partnerships  

  • A clear vision that quality educational outcomes are developed from strong partnerships between teachers, parents, students, and business and community leaders.
  • Success in recruiting numerous businesses and industries as partners with local school districts.
  • Leadership in developing the Stillwater Schools’ program that enables students to earn a varsity letter in community service.

Re-Elect Mike Ptacek for Stillwater Area Public Schools!

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Mike’s Personal Background

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Mike and his family came to Stillwater more than 31 years ago. Both he and his late wife, Judy, were life-long educators. She taught high school and middle school language arts. Their children, Christi and Benjamin, are “Pony Graduates.” Christi graduated from UW-Madison and served two years in AmeriCorps. She earned…

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