A 15-year teaching veteran at various elementary levels, Melissa Chrisman has been named the new principal at Neenah’s Roosevelt Elementary School and Alliance Charter Elementary.
Chrisman has taught her entire career in the Howard-Suamico School District and most recently fifth grade at Lineville Intermediate School. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Education on May 20. Chrisman replaces Phil Johnson, who was named the new principal at Taft Elementary School in March. Taft will re-open as a full elementary school next fall after housing additional kindergarten classes and the Early Learning Center the past five years.
“Melissa is a dynamic, high-energy and student-focused person who we are very excited to welcome to Neenah,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary Pfeiffer. “She brings great experience from Howard-Suamico and provides another lens of growth for our students, families and District.”
Chrisman taught third and fourth grade at Bay Harbor Elementary School from 2008-13 after previously teaching second and third grade at Suamico Elementary School from 1999-2008. Her position at Roosevelt and Alliance will be her first principal position.
Chrisman earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in elementary education and special education at the University of Green-Bay. She has a Master’s Degree in technology in education from Lesley University (Mass.) and recently completed the Education Leadership class from Viterbo University to earn her principal’s license. Chrisman will start at Roosevelt/Alliance on July 1.