New administrators selected to lead schools and programs

August 03, 2018

The school board is expected August 9, 2018 to approve the selection of three new administrators. Anna Wilcek will serve as the principal for Andersen Elementary School, Gina Doe will serve as assistant principal at Stillwater Middle, and Caitlyn Willis will take over as a program administrator within the Student Support Services department.

Anna Wilcek is a well-known member of the Pony community, having worked as both a teacher and administrator in the district since 2011. She began her career as an elementary teacher in Brainerd and Edina before coming to Stillwater to teach sixth grade at Andersen Elementary. She served alongside Principal Nate Cox at Lily Lake and Oak Park elementaries as an assistant principal during the 2016-2017 school year, and most recently has work as the student engagement coordinator at Oak-Land Middle School.

Gina Doe comes to Stillwater from the Mounds View Public Schools, where she has served as a dean of students for the past several years. She’s also worked in the Forest Lake Area School District as both a teacher and instructional coach, and for East Metro Integration District (EMID) as a science teacher.

Caitlyn Willis will be providing leadership and support for the district’s special education department, with a focus on the 18 to 21-year-old Transition program and secondary education. Willis has held a variety of teaching and leadership roles in the area of Special Education throughout her career. She most recently worked as a Special Education Supervisor in Anoka Hennepin Schools, and has also worked in St. Paul Public Schools and for the Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District.

“We’re thrilled to be adding three more exceptional leaders to our administrative team,” said Bob McDowell, executive director of learning and innovation. “They will each bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences to the district and their school communities.”