Award Year: 2022

Theresa Elementary School

422 S Milwaukee Street
Theresa, WI, 53091-9664

(920) 488-2181

Principal Sandra Schaefer, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lomira School District

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The mission of the School District of Lomira, a rapidly growing visionary district, is to guarantee an education that allows students to compete in a global community by providing optimal opportunities for individualized instruction in a trusting environment of mutual care and respect, by taking advantage of technological advances, and by effectively utilizing business and community partnerships.

Student Demographics
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Photo of students at a school spirit music performance

Photo of students at a school spirit music performance

Theresa Elementary School is one of two elementary schools in the Lomira School District. The elementary schools collaborate with one another as a professional learning community. The teachers focus on data to drive decisions to impact student learning. Professional development decisions are driven by teacher feedback throughout the year. The staff support each other, students, and families positively.

Establishing a community where everyone learns every day has been a charge that the school has taken on with enthusiasm. The school's slogan is, "Welcome to Theresa Elementary School where together we learn every day!" The slogan extends from students to the staff and the families. Everyone in the school community has things to learn so mistakes are expected along the way.

The students come to school with a sense of belonging because of the strong relationships established within the school community. The entire staff embrace the students with genuine care. It is common to see the school custodian talking to students in the hallways or the school administrative assistant tending to a student's needs. Students feel connected to the staff beyond their classroom doors. Learning goes beyond academics. Learning includes being kind to one another, even in difficult situations. Learning means asking for help when you can't solve a problem. Learning means being the best you can be every single day. It is the culture of support from students, staff, and the community that makes Theresa Elementary School such a special place to learn.