Hi, I'm Gregg
As an alumnus with a long history in the community, I have been a beneficiary of the district's training. I have seen and experienced good and not so good within the district. I want to give back to the community that I was raised in by putting children first through a parent-led partnership with strong fiscal management that serves children's needs and taxpayer value. Please join me in the journey.
In the past few years:
I have been surprised at the drift in scores.
I have been disappointed in prioritizing resources away from children and academics.
I have been shocked and appalled at some of the books that have been allowed into our children's access.
We are at a time where we can leverage the great things of the district and reverse the substandard items.
We need someone who:
Has seen the district transition from generation to generation
Has a vision for helping to make it excellent
Has the skills to help make it happen.
Please join in this worthy cause and help Elmbrook be the best it can be.
My Deep Roots in the Community
I began living in Brookfield in 1976 and have been able to contribute to and witness its transformation over the decades. I've witnessed the class sizes shrink from roughly 600 in the late '70's to nearly 200 in 1990. I remember when Fairview North was made into an office building and Woodside into a restaurant (Pinnacle Peak). I played youth basketball at Linfield Elementary. I remember when there was talk in the late '80s about either closing one of the high schools or making East into a freshman/sophomore school and Central into a junior/senior school. I remember the original Brookfield Elementary and Dixon schools prior to demolition and rebuild. The district has been through a lot of changes through the years, schools have been opened, closed, demolished, and sold. Having a person on the board who has a deep perspective will lend a steady hand for the future of the community.
After attending a parochial elementary school, I transferred to Elmbrook Middle School (which had been and is now again, Pilgrim Park) and then graduated from Brookfield East in 1990. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and I later went back to Marquette to obtain my MBA. My involvement in the community continued as I coached baseball at Brookfield Central in 1991 and 1992 and coached (‘94-’95) and refereed for Elmbrook Youth Basketball from 1994 to 2001. During the 1990’s, I also played for both of the Brookfield Land 'O Lakes baseball teams. Now, as a father, I am helping coach within the Elmbrook United soccer program. I moved to Pewaukee in the early 2000's and then after getting married, my wife and I chose Brookfield as the place to raise our three children.
My professional experience spans multiple functions, industries, and sizes of organizations. I began working as a Process Engineer where I implemented Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve efficiencies. I moved on to become a Project Engineer in developing new products. After receiving my MBA, I moved into Program and Product Management. I have developed strategies for revenue growth and have been responsible for P&L’s over $50 million. I have led teams across multiple functions, facilities, and continents. I’ve worked for organizations of $20 Million to $120 Billion (Elmbrook is about $100 million). I have recruited for multiple positions, volunteered in career ministry, and know what employers are looking for in employees, which will help in high school curriculum planning. My financial experience will help in driving the best value for the district and the community. I have young children and a teenager; I know the importance of early childhood education and the priority of safety for our children.
Academics - this is the primary reason why parents send their children to school, the fundamentals of reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and civics
Grow each child to maximize their abilities and talents
Provide and build on skills from early childhood education through high school that prepares them for life long learning and positions them for future success
Extracurriculars provide additional learning opportunities and can enhance fundamental academics
Partnering in Education
Parent-led partnership with schools and teachers for additional skills and the best way to teach their children
School to school - schools within the district working together to provide the best options and education for children
Partnering with other districts and private schools through additional class options and learning opportunities
Partnering with 2/4 year colleges/tech schools for increased class options
Partnering with business for real world experiences
Academics, including teachers
Management of funds is critical to effectively run the operations and provide value for taxpayers
Implementation of business best practices to run district efficiently
Use of tools to reduce waste: lean six sigma, Theory of Constraints, Program Management, and Agile
Implementation of a bid process for all capital expenditures
Implementation of PPV (Purchase Price Variance) goals for annual purchases
Make a Plan to Vote on April 4th!
Early In-Voting Begins March 21st