Meet the Principal


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    Tony Gonzalez
    Principal
    Hello!  My name is Mr. Tony Gonzalez and I am proud to serve as your principal for the upcoming school year!  I consider myself a servant leader who believes it takes a village to raise our scholars. I live my life by the Golden Rule, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).   I come to Catholic East with 12 years of urban education experience at Milwaukee College Prep where I spent six years as an administrator, six years as a second grade teacher and 11 years coaching middle school basketball. While teaching second grade at Milwaukee College Prep (MCP), I focused on building a joyful, loving and safe community by implementing proactivity lessons, celebrating student successes and setting high behavior and academic expectations.  During my tenure at MCP, I was a part of an administrative team that was recognized as a National School of Character. In addition, MCP received multiple five-star ratings from the Department of Public Instruction on the Wisconsin school report card. Education has played a pivotal role in my life.  My Catholic roots began as a student at Blessed Sacrament.  I graduated from Marquette University High School and went on to Marquette University, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and social studies. I have my Master’s degree in administrative leadership, principal’s license and director of instruction license from Alverno College. I take my role as a leader seriously. I believe that we have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our scholars, who are the future of our city.  For that, I was recognized by Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, in his It’s Aaron campaign, http://itsaaron.com/tony.  I am also a proud recipient of the 2015 Young Alumnus of the Year from Marquette University’s School of Education.  As an administrator, leader and Catholic, I focus on building relationships with students, parents, teachers and community members. to help them incorporate education and spirituality in their daily lives.  I strive to positively influence all colleagues to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.  God has truly blessed me with this opportunity and I am extremely proud to be the principal at Catholic East.  My vision for Catholic East is to create a space where all students feel safe in who they are as learners and are able to build their academic, spiritual, and character growth.  My vision for the school community is for members to work together to set and achieve high expectations. Catholic East will be a safe place where all members are working together to hold each other accountable by having critical conversation grounded in what is best for our scholars.  At Catholic East we will live the mission of, “We Pray, We Serve, and We Learn”. Please know that my door is always open. Feel free to call, email, or schedule a meeting to discuss any suggestions or ideas to help make this year the best year yet!   God Bless, Mr. Tony Gonzalez  “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”  ― Bill Keane

Upcoming Events

June 4 - Thursday
Classes in Session via Remote Blended Learning
Category:
School Calendar
Date: June 4, 2020
June 5 - Friday
Grab & Go Meals: Pickup 11am-1pm and 4-5pm
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: June 5, 2020
Description:

For all families with children 18 and younger.

 

Pick up at Holy Rosary Church Hall.

 

Breakfasts (for Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Cereal or Cracker

100% Fruit Juice or Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch #1 (for Friday)

Diced Chicken Salad

Tomato Basil Wrap

Lettuce

Craisins/Dried Cherries

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds.

 

Lunch #2 (for Saturday)

Sloppy Joe

Applesauce or Cupped Fruit

Vegies

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds.

 

Lunch #3 (for Sunday)

Sliced Ham

Tomato Basil Wrap

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Baby Carrots

Fresh Fruit

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds.

Classes in Session via Remote Blended Learning
Category:
School Calendar
Date: June 5, 2020
June 8 - Monday
Grab & Go Meals: Pickup 11am-1pm and 4-5pm
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: June 8, 2020
Description:

For all families with children 18 and younger.

 

Pick up at Holy Rosary Church Hall.

 

Breakfasts (for Tuesday, Wednesday)

Cereal or Cracker

100% Fruit Juice or Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch #1 (for Monday)

Chicken Fajita Bowl

  Chicken Fajita Meat

  Cheese

  Refried Beans

Fresh Fruit

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds.

 

Lunch #2 (for Tuesday)

Deli Turkey & Cheese Wrap

  Tomato Basil Wrap

  Sliced Turkey

  Shredded Lettuce

  Shredded Cheddar

Baby Carrots

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds

Classes in Session via Remote Blended Learning
Category:
School Calendar
Date: June 8, 2020
June 9 - Tuesday
Last Day of School - K3-Gr7
Category:
School Calendar
Date: June 9, 2020
June 10 - Wednesday
Grab & Go Meals: Pickup 11am-1pm and 4-5pm
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: June 10, 2020
Description:

For all families with children 18 and younger.

 

Pick up at Holy Rosary Church Hall.

 

Breakfasts (for Thursday, Friday)

Cereal or Cracker

100% Fruit Juice or Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch #1 (for Wednesday)

Chicken Patty*

Hamburger Bun

Veggies*

Salad

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds.

 

Lunch #2 (for Thursday)

Beef Chili Mac*

  Ground Beef

  Chili Beans

  Elbow Macaroni

Cinnamon Sliced Apples

Milk

 

*Place item(s) in/on a microwave-safe plate/bowl or oven-safe pan. Cook item in microwave or oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher for at least 15 seconds