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Storytelling: Dr. Peter Wilson, Lake Geneva Schools Superintendent

“Lake Geneva really, truly, is a small town with big possibilities.


I come from a long line of educators. My mom was a kindergarten teacher. My grandma was a teacher during a time when, if you were a woman and got married, you couldn't teach anymore.


I started my teaching career because I really enjoyed connecting with kids. After a few years, I felt like I would have a greater influence as a principal, then a district leader, and now as a superintendent. When working with people, you don't often see the tangible results of your work, but in education you feel like you're making a difference and that is what really matters.


I applied to this position because I really like the small-town feel of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area. Whether it's the lake, the trails, White River Park, the restaurants, or the businesses, there is a little bit of everything.


Everyone you talk to around here has a twinkle in their eye when asked about Lake Geneva. For example, when people talk about Badger High School there’s always a story. There's a connection and sense of pride in the area.


The biggest opportunity in my career is connecting the school, the businesses, and the community together. Obviously, kids are first, but we also have an opportunity to engage with the organizations within our school district. It’s not just the community coming to our schools, but also our students getting out and serving in the community.


Lake Geneva School’s new mission statement is simply, “Engage, Educate, and Empower”. So if you are thinking about a top-class school district, or deciding to move to the community, I empower you to consider Lake Geneva Schools as a great place to enroll your kids.”


- Dr. Peter Wilson, Lake Geneva School’s Superintendent

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