Dr. Gary Kiltz
Gary Kiltz is in his second year as superintendent of Greendale Schools. Before Greendale, Dr. Kiltz was in the School District of Menomonee Falls, where he worked as Director of Curriculum and Learning since 2012. He also served as a principal for more than 12 years, locally at both Menomonee Falls High School and South Milwaukee High School, as well as in Arizona. Dr. Kiltz began his career as a social studies teacher before working with at risk students as a lead teacher and director of alternative schools in Menomonee Falls, West Bend, and Mesa, Arizona.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was conferred by Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He also holds certification in curriculum and instruction from Cardinal Stritch University.
Dr. Kiltz teaches graduate level courses at Concordia University in Mequon, WI and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. As a university instructor, he serves on dissertation committees, providing insight and advice to students doing major research to benefit students and education.
Kiltz grew up in Hales Corners and attended Whitnall Schools.
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School Safety in Greendale Schools
February 15, 2018
As we struggle to understand the events that took place in Parkland, Florida, this week, we extend our hearts, thoughts and prayers to everyone in that community as they grieve and recover from this tragedy. It seems incidents like this are becoming commonplace in our country today and while many struggle to understand why and how they occur, we at Greendale Schools continue to plan proactively for the safety and security of our school community on a regular basis.
Creating and supporting a safe and positive learning environment for students and staff is a primary goal in all Greendale Schools. This work is ongoing and collaborative between the District administration and school staff, District building and grounds department, and our partners from the Village and the Greendale Police and Fire Departments. This partnership provides the reminders and the planning necessary to customize safety efforts for each building.
We have multiple safety measures in place to ensure physical safety for our students and staff. Secure entrances with cameras and intercoms are the first step. This year, each school implemented the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) framework to school safety, changing our approach to an active response in an emergency situation.
Additionally, we have internal monitoring processes that help us to know and understand our school community and the needs of our students and families. Processes such as the Safer Schools online reporting tool, Violence Risk Assessments, and Problem Solving Teams are in place. As needs are identified, we provide support to our students and families through the internal resources of our pupil services team and external resources such as the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP). These services are available to all families at NO COST, 365 days a year. More information on SFAP is found on our website here or by contacting your school principal.
School safety works best when we all collaborate. Administrators, emergency services, school staff, students, parents and the community itself all work in partnership to keep us safe at work and at school. We do our best to create this safe environment for our students to learn and our teachers to teach. We also encourage all of you to be aware of what you hear and see in social media and in the community. Consult this “Know the Signs” guide for information on possible signs that a person may be on the pathway to violence, or in need of assistance. Above all, if you or your children see something concerning, please report it to the school, utilize the Safer Schools link or contact the Greendale Police Department.
Please feel free to call me directly if you have any questions or concerns at any time.
Gary Kiltz, Ph.D.