Honoring Superintendent Langenfeld

On July 1, 2011, Dr. Langenfeld joined the Green Bay Area Public School District to serve as the Superintendent of Schools and Learning. Her tenure in Green Bay has been a time of positive transformation for the school district. Her list of accomplishments include:

  • Turning around Fort Howard Elementary School, which was in the bottom 5% of schools in the State of Wisconsin to being a school that Exceeds Expectations.
  • Earning the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Athena Award and the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay’s Nancy Armbrust Award
  • Opening of several new schools to meet the needs of all learners: John Dewey Academy of Learning, Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill, Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners, Northeast Wisconsin School of Innovation, and two Head Start Learning Centers.
  • Championing pathways to engage all students including the Fine Arts, BayLink Manufacturing, City Stadium Automotive and Bridges Construction and Renovation. 
  • Raising graduation rates from 77.7% (2010-11) to 85.9% (2018-19).  In the last five years, graduation rates for several student groups have dramatically increased: African-American/Black by 20%, American Indian students by 17.3%, and English Learner students by 17.7%.
  • Increasing the number of students who graduate with college credit through Turbocharge with College Credit, a partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 

Dr. Langenfeld was the driving force in creating an education foundation for Green Bay Area Public Schools. Please consider making a donation to the Michelle Langenfeld Fund for Emerging Needs in her honor to continue her important work of addressing the “opportunity gap,” and ensuring equity in the district. 

Ways to give:

  • Write a check to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and indicate “Michelle Langenfeld Fund for Emerging Needs” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the Greater Green Bay Foundation at 320 N Broadway, Suite 260, Green Bay, WI 54303.
  • Donate using a credit card. Please indicate “Michelle Langenfeld Fund for Emerging Needs” in the honorarium section.
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