Michael Halstead - Principal


Michael Halstead, former regular and special education teacher, secondary alternative school principal, director of special education / pupil services, and interim superintendent of schools has devoted his career to providing services to all children, including those most difficult to teach.  He has an extensive background in both urban and suburban schools and has been a leader in many school improvement initiatives including the Effective Schools process. 

Mr. Halstead retired from a rich career in public education several years ago.  The vast majority of his service in public education was in an administrative capacity.  Shortly after retirement from public education Mr. Halstead accepted a position as an elementary school principal within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  He has spent over six years as a principal within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and has found those years to be the most rewarding of his career.

 Mr. Halstead holds a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in Education and a MS in the area of Special Education.  He also has acquired over 85 post graduate credits in the areas of Educational Leadership and School Business Management.  Currently he holds Wisconsin licensure in five administrative areas including Superintendent of Schools, Director of Instruction, Director of Special Education / Pupil Services, School Business Administrator and School Principal. 

 “I feel particularly blessed to be part of the St. Monica School family.  This is a school community committed to the development of all students.  It is a parish school where students not only learn their faith, but live their faith as well.  When asked why St. Monica? …my response is simple: Rich Faith Formation, Academic Excellence, Strong Sense of Community, and Moral Leadership Development.”

“St. Monica School...rich in tradition and moving forward with a fresh vision.”