Phil Ertl

Phil Ertl

Doctor of Education
Vice President of Educational Leadership

What is your educational background?

BS at UW-LaCrosse | MS at Winona State University | EdD. at Teachers College Columbia University

What is your professional background?

Was a Teacher, Coach, Associate HS Principal, MS Principal, Superintendent in Kiel for 5 years and Wauwatosa for 16 years

What is your greatest passion?

Helping people find success in whatever it is they are passionate about.

What are the best books that you have read?

Reframing Organizations by Bolman and Deal Good to Great by Jim Collins The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon

What is your favorite quote?

**None really but more of a statement** "It's all about relationships"

Where do you like to travel?

My kids sporting events Sanibel Island, Florida

What is your family information?

Wife Kirsten, Orchestra Teacher in the Mequon Thiensville School District. Two sons-Austin is 20 and attending Miami Ohio, Logan is 18 and will be attending University of Wisconsin-Madison in August

What is your favorite hobby?

Projects for my construction company "Close Enough Construction"

If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be?

Abe Lincoln

What is your favorite food?


What is one item on your bucket list?

Spend some time in Germany

Who is someone that you admire?

Roger Harring

What song describes your life?

The Boys of Fall by Kenny Chesney

How do you spend your free time?

With my kids--when they are around.