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

October 16 - Wednesday
Cheese Burger, French Fries, Garden Salad, Blueberries, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 16, 2019
6th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
October 17 - Thursday
Chicken Nuggets, Brown Rice, Spinach, Grapes, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 17, 2019
SSPP Church Mass
Category:
Mass
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 8:15 AM
5th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM
7th/8th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM
October 18 - Friday
Cheese Pizza, Baby Carrots, Spinach, Pears, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 18, 2019
K3-1st Pumpkin Farm Field Trip
Category:
Field Trips
Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description:

K3 - 1st grade will be going to the Cedarburg Creek Farm! 649 Hwy 60, Cedarburg.

6th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
October 19 - Saturday
Soles for Education Walk
Category:
Events
Date: October 19, 2019
Where: Mount Mary College
2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53222
           <map to location>
October 20 - Sunday
5th Grade Volleyball Game
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Lumen Christi
11300 N. St. James Ln.
Mequon, WI 53092
           <map to location>
8th Grade Volleyball Game
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 20, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Eastbrook Academy
5375 N. Green Bay Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
           <map to location>
October 21 - Monday
Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Mixed Veggies, Oranges, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 21, 2019
7th/8th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM
October 22 - Tuesday
Mexican Burrito Bowl, White Rice, Pinto Beans, Mangoes, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 22, 2019
5th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM
October 23 - Wednesday
Cheese Burgers, French Fries, Baby Carrots, Apples, Milk
Category:
Hot Lunch
Date: October 23, 2019
6th Grade Volleyball Practice
Category:
Athletics
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM