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

February 25 - Tuesday
Cheese burger, fresh salad, baby carrots, mixed berries, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: February 25, 2020
3B UEC Field Trip
Category:
Field Trips
Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3A UEC Field Trip
Category:
Field Trips
Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 26 - Wednesday
Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, mixed vegetables, fresh orange, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: February 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday Mass
Category:
Mass
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM
Where: Holy Rosary Church
2011 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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6th - 8th Grades "Gretel" First Stage
Category:
Field Trips
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Description:

6th - 8th Grades will going to see "Gretel" with First Stage!

February 27 - Thursday
Buffalo chicken, brown rice, broccoli, dried cherries, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: February 27, 2020
Black History Month Celebration
Category:
Events
Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description:

The Catholic East Black History Month Celebration will be in two parts: the first will be our Black History Gallery where each classroom will have a representation of Black History they have been discussing and learning; the second will be our community Open Mic night. This year, we have chosen to focus on a variety of influential African Americans. Some amazing accomplishments were made Post-Civil Rights. We won't give away too much, but we are coming together to learn about the time periods that followed the struggle of so many Americans for the existence of equality. 

All of our scholars will be invited to attend an Open Mic event where they will be sharing memoirs, poetry, songs, dances, uplifting messages, and community members will be sharing their knowledge. Light refreshments and snacks will be available for those in attendance. 

 

Location:      SSPP

Gallery:        2:30-4:00 pm - Will occur at each campus 

                    (Parents are encouraged to join after dismissal)

Events:        4:30-5:00 pm - Refreshments

                    5:00-7:00 pm - Open Mic

February 28 - Friday
Quesadilla, refried beans, salad w/sour cream, sweet apple, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: February 28, 2020
March 2 - Monday
Chicken salad, grape tomatoes, cheese, oranges, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: March 2, 2020
March 3 - Tuesday
End of Trimester 2
Category:
School Calendar
Date: March 3, 2020
Mini corn dog, beans, corn, strawberries, milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: March 3, 2020
Civil Rights Movements in the US T3 6th Grade
Category:
Field Trips
Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Civil Rights Movements in the US T3 7th Grade
Category:
Field Trips
Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Civil Rights Movements in the US T3 8th Grade
Category:
Field Trips
Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Home & School Meeting
Category:
Home and School Activity
Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description:

Location: Holy Rosary Hall

 

Reserved for 5-9pm for set-up and clean-up