AASD

Administration

Principal McQuadePrincipal

Mark McQuade
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Mark McQuade began his career in education teaching English and history at Pardeeville High School, near Madison, WI. Following four years at Pardeeville, he accepted a job at Appleton West, where he continued to teach English and history for the next eleven years before becoming an associate principal, in charge of activities, athletics, and eventually the English department.   

After six years as an associate at West, Mr. McQuade became principal at Wilson. He has Master Degrees in both Educational Technology and Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, and he earned a Bachelor Degree from UW-Platteville in English and history. Currently, Mr. McQuade is working on his doctoral degree through Edgewood College. During his teaching career, Mr. McQuade also coached wrestling, football, track and baseball. He has three children, all graduates of Appleton West High School, and his wife, Cheryl, is a paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary.

Associate Principal KadolphAssociate Principal - Curriculum

Todd Kadolph
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Todd Kadolph began his career in education in Prescott, Arizona, where he taught and coached for eight years. His first administrative position was in 1993/1994 at Shenandoah High School, in east-central Indiana, as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. Spending two years in that position, he moved on to be the principal at the same high school, serving that position for three more years.

After Shenandoah High School, Todd took a position on the south-side of Chicago in Hammond, Indiana, where he spent a total of five years as both a high school Assistant Principal and also a high school Principal.

Todd came to the AASD in 2003, spending the first two years as the Associate Principal for Curriculum/Instruction at North High school, before eventually moving on to the same position at Appleton West high school where he has been for the past ten years. Todd’s wife Karrie is the Administrative Assistant for the AASD Summer School Program.

Associate Principal KlingerAssociate Principal - Discipline

Cheryl Klinger
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Cheryl Klinger began her teaching career in Connecticut where she taught at a residential school for Emotionally Disabled students. From Connecticut, she moved to the Upper Peninsula where she taught Learning Disabled students at Marquette Middle School. She moved back to the Valley where both her husband and she grew up and their families lived. She began her teaching career in Appleton at Roosevelt Middle School teaching students with Cognitive Disabilities and taught there for eleven years. After getting her Masters in Education Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, she became a Special Education Administrator for the district for 7 years.

Mrs. Klinger’s began at Appleton West High School in 2011 as the Associate Principal, and loves being an “Appleton West Terror”. She currently lives in Appleton with her husband and enjoys working in her yard and spending time with her family. Mrs. Klinger has two children.

Associate Principal McClowryAssociate Principal - Athletics

Jim McClowry, CMAA
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Jim McClowry is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator serving as an educator for 23 years. Besides coaching at the college and high school levels,  he has been a math and science teacher and high school athletics administrator in four different Wisconsin school districts. He serves the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association as President.  Additionally, he is a lead instructor for Wisconsin’s Leadership Training Institute where he facilitates legal issues courses for state athletic personnel. Mr. McClowry holds an MA from Ball State in Athletic Administration and a BA from Cornell in Education and Psychology.  

His passion lies in working with students, teachers, parents, advisors and coaches to utilize educationally based athletic/activity experiences to help prepare students for life beyond high school. Promoting participation is school based activities is seen as a best way to connect students to positive and healthy experiences that will set them up for success. Mr. McClowry has been married to his wife, Tracy, for 23 years. He is also the father of Marin, Colin, Payton and Gavin.

Dean of Students

Christy deBoer
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Christy deBoer began her career as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor working with adolescents. She earned an Associate degree in Applied Science of Counseling in 1998. She counseled in both outpatient full day treatment and a residential care facility specializing in mental health and substance abuse. She received additional training specializing in adolescents in the Juvenile Justice system. Christy then attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Christy began teaching Special Education in the Appleton Area School District in 2010. She taught at Appleton West in the Emotional Behavioral Disabilities program during her first year in the District before moving over to teach in the Intellectual Disabilities program at Janet Berry. She has taught students of all ages with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. 

Christy grew up in the neighborhood surrounding Appleton West. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Wilson Middle School and is an Appleton West High School graduate. She is proud to be Appleton West alumni. Christy is married and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time outside hiking, taking road trips and practicing yoga. 

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