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 to be 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 recognition 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. 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 with 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! 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

October 26 - Monday
Breakfast
Category: Breakfast
Date: October 26, 2020
Description:

Strawberry PopTart, Fresh Fruit, Milk

Lunch
Category: Lunch
Date: October 26, 2020
Description:

Mozzarella Pizza Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Diced Pears, Cookie, Milk

October 27 - Tuesday
Breakfast
Category: Breakfast
Date: October 27, 2020
Description:

Assorted Cereal, Mixed Fruit Bowl, Milk

Lunch
Category: Lunch
Date: October 27, 2020
Description:

Beef Nachos, Tostito Scoops, Pinto Beans, Salsa, Strawberries, Milk

October 28 - Wednesday
Breakfast
Category: Breakfast
Date: October 28, 2020
Description:

Cocoa Puffs, Mixed Berries, Orange Juice, Milk

Lunch
Category: Lunch
Date: October 28, 2020
Description:

Breakfast for Lunch: French Toast Sticks, Hash Browns, Orange Juice, Syrup, Milk

October 29 - Thursday
Breakfast
Category: Breakfast
Date: October 29, 2020
Description:

Blueberry Muffin, Strawberry Muffin, Fresh Fruit, Applesauce, Milk

Lunch
Category: Lunch
Date: October 29, 2020
Description:

Cheeseburger, Side Salad, Fresh Fruit, Ketchup, Ranch Dressing, Milk

Mass - Grades K5 & 1 - HR Church - 10:30am
Category:
Mass
Date: October 29, 2020
Flu Shot Clinic - SSPP - 2-4pm
Category:
Events
Date: October 29, 2020
October 30 - Friday
Breakfast
Category: Breakfast
Date: October 30, 2020
Description:

Triple Berry Crunch Bar, Strawberry Bowl, Milk

Lunch
Category: Lunch
Date: October 30, 2020
Description:

Roasted Turkey & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Roll, Green Beans, Applesauce, Milk

Fun Day
Category:
Events
Date: October 30, 2020
Description:

Dress Like a Book Character for National Authors Day

October 31 - Saturday
Happy Halloween!
Category:
Extracurricular Activities
Date: October 31, 2020
November 1 - Sunday
All Saints' Day - Holy Day of Obligation
Category: Parish Events
Date: November 1, 2020
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Category:
Events
Date: November 1, 2020
Description:

Set clocks back one hour!