Join our Family, Work at MCPASD | Why West Middleton Principal Deborah Kennedy choose MCPASD

The Middleton - Cross Plains Area School District prides itself in building a solid foundation where staff is empowered and supported.

Our district is starting a series titled "Join our Family, Work at MCPASD," where we tell the stories of our staff and why they feel strongly about MCPASD being a great place to work. We will discuss the benefits, growth opportunities, wellness, and personal reasons they choose our district.

We introduce you to West Middleton Principal Deborah "Debbie" Goodfriend-Kennedy, who started this position at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Her desire to start a career in education began at a young age and stemmed from her mother, a teacher. While Kennedy received her degree in Journalism, her love for kids helped draw her back to education.

Kennedy comes from a larger school district, and one of the top things she loves about MCPASD is the small community feel. 

"I feel like when I need something, I can reach out, and someone will answer me," said Kennedy.

The one-on-one attention she receives has helped excel her in this role, Kennedy said during her interview, and in return has led her to be a great leader in supporting her staff so they can help our students succeed. 

But aside from the support, she said the compensation and benefits have been a bonus.

"The benefits have been fabulous, especially healthcare, that is an essential one for my family, and so that's been a great benefit," she said. 

While Kennedy isn't near retirement age, she was impressed with our retirement package. Lastly, she is thankful for the wellness benefits, including yoga classes, financial support, wellness, and nutrition classes.

MCPASD offers an attractive benefits package to staff working a minimum of 30 hours per week, including:

  • Healthcare, which is one of the lowest rates in the state.
  • Dental
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings through the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and 403b Options
  •  Vision Insurance
  •  Worker's Compensation 

We are looking for outstanding teachers, administrators, and support staff committed to educational excellence and reflect the diversity of our students. 

Apply and join our team today!