Principal Welcome - Erin Conrad
“Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning.” P. Freire
Dear Kegonsa staff, families and community,
It is a great honor to serve as Principal of Kegonsa Elementary School. As we all know our schools are more than cement walls, they are epicenters of community and places where are our children learn and grow leaps and bounds. Kegonsa is school filled with dreamers, innovators, and leaders both little and big. I can’t wait to see what the year will bring!
In my tenure in education I have taught across levels (kindergarten through 12th) and across content areas as well as have worked as a bilingual and gifted and talented teacher. Before coming to Kegonsa I was an Assistant Principal at Horizon Elementary in Sun Prairie and worked as a district coordinator overseeing professional learning in the Department of Student Services and Special Education in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Prior to working in education I lived for many years in El Salvador leading a non- profit organization. In my freetime I enjoy listening to latin and folk music and reading Latin American literature and history.
I live in Monona with my husband Matt, an attorney and muskie fisherman in his freetime. I am also mother to Sofia, 14 (10th grader at LaFollette High School), Eleanor, 7 (3rd grade at Kegonsa), Langston, 4 (4k in Madison) and 2 cats. As a family we love to explore Wisconsin and when we get a chance travel the world. Have a great year! - Erin
Education: Masters of Arts (MA) in Education Leadership Policy Analysis University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Science (MS) in Political Science Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) El Salvador
Bilingual & Teaching Certifications Edgewood College/Concordia College Madison
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Cultural Anthropology Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
"Boss's Day" Celebration... ! Our staff knows how to have fun and celebrate my love of black and big earrings!
Lunch with the Principal.