Waterloo Elementary School

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Waterloo Elementary School!

With more than 325 eager students and over 25 highly qualified and committed staff members that walk through our doors every morning- our goal is for students to grow both academically and socially. Waterloo Elementary is a great place for all students to learn, always striving to be better each day!

In each classroom, we have updated resources and materials that reflect current educational standards and engage students. We also have lots of access to technology. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART Board, and each grade has carts of iPads, Chromebooks, or laptops for various applications, practice, and research. Even our related-arts classes, such as PE, offer special units that kids love: rollerblading, rock climbing, snowshoeing, swimming starting at 4th grade, and so forth.

Here at Waterloo Elementary School, our staff meets on a regular basis in order to ensure that the needs of each individual student are being met. Students in Waterloo Elementary School get to learn in updated classrooms that all have SMART Boards, access to iPad carts, and other instructional resources to improve student learning.Staff examine data from STAR assessments that are given in the fall, winter, and spring.  Based on this data instruction in differentiated to meet the needs of students.  Small groups is a common strategy that teachers use to ensure all students are able to learn to the best of their abilities. We aim to challenge students through a curriculum that deepens understanding while focusing on building positive relationships and having high expectations for all.

Students have the opportunity to participate and be recognized in a variety of ways outside of the regular classroom: Battle of the Books, Learning Fair, Talent Show, Math 24, and Southern Lakes Anthology writing and drawing.  Students are also recognized at monthly assemblies for academic achievement and positive behaviors (PBIS).  All staff and students follow the PBIS slogan “The Waterloo Way” and we focus on being responsible, respectful, and ready to learn.  We practice and model these behaviors on a daily basis.  Our goal with PBIS is to maximize student engagement and to focus on positive interactions between all staff and students.  

Thank you for visiting our website and please contact our school at 920.478.2168 if you have any questions.

Go Pirates!

Shawn Bartelt

Shawn is going into his second year working in the Waterloo School District.  This will be his first year as the PreK-8 Principal as he previously served as the Intermediate / Middle School Principal for one year.  Before coming to Waterloo, Shawn was an Associate Principal at Beaver Dam High School, spending five years of his career there.  Prior to working in Beaver Dam, Shawn was a Physical Education, Health Education, and Adaptive Physical Education teacher at Bartels Middle School in Portage where he also coached Varsity football.  

Shawn and his wife have two young children.  They enjoy spending time together as a family by going to parks, traveling, and being outdoors.  When not at school Shawn enjoys running, doing crossfit, landscaping, reading, and anything sports related.  

Shawn has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Shawn is passionate about the growth, both academically and socially, for all students.  Please do not hesitate to contact Shawn with any questions or concerns.  

Elizabeth Gould

Elizabeth Gould is the Assistant Principal for Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade in the Waterloo School District. She is a bilingual educator with over 20 years experience working with diverse learners. Along with working in higher education, she has spent over 15 years in PK-12 school systems. She most recently spent the past five years in the School District of Waukesha serving as a leader in the Dual Language Program.

Elizabeth is a Wisconsin native who married her husband, Ian, who is from Ireland. They have two school age children. As a family they love to travel and to be outdoors. Spending time with their friends and extended family is important to them and music is integrated throughout much of their lives.

Elizabeth has a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Carroll University as well as a Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where she studied International Studies and Spanish. She is looking forward to building strong relationships with Waterloo’s students, staff and families throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

Victoria Kalscheuer

Victoria is the current Director of Pupil Services and Special Education for the Waterloo School District. Before coming to Waterloo, Victoria was an Associate Principal and Program Support Coordinator in Oregon, WI, spending 12 years of her career there. Prior to working in Oregon, Victoria was a Special Education teacher in New Glarus, WI; and held positions as a Social Studies teacher in Monticello, WI and McFarland, WI.

Tori and her husband Brian have one child, Kaitlin. As a family, they enjoy spending time together. They love to travel and visit extended family.

Victoria has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc as well as a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Victoria is driven to work with equitable practices enhancing our work in K-12 education. She values collaboration and relationships with students, families, staff and the community in order to support the success of all learners. Victoria encourages those with questions or concerns to contact her directly.

Contact Information

785 N. Monroe Street, Waterloo, WI  53594
Phone: (920) 478-2168
Fax: (920) 478-9589