New Tosa West Associate Principal Clint Grochowski Begins Thursday

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Photographer: Molly Fritsch

Clint Grochowski will be starting as the new associate principal Thursday, December 20th after being approved by the School Board Monday, December 10th.

As part of the selection process, Grochowski went through an extensive selection process including an interview with a panel of Wauwatosa West stakeholders and two interviews with Principal Frank Calarco and Superintendent Phil Ertl.

“After the third interview I got a call from Mr. Calarco,” said Grochowski. “He called in the middle of the day, between periods so I was able to let out a quiet, ‘Ahhh!’”

Grochowski worked previously as a Spanish I and II teacher at Eisenhower Middle School in New Berlin. He has also been a coach in football, basketball, and track. He graduated from Cudahy High School in 1995 and received his Bachelor’s degree from Carroll College in 1999. He received a Master’s degree from Virterbo University.

“It was a relief and it was a very strenuous process,” said Grochowski. “When you put so much into something, it feels good to achieve your goal.”

Grochowski is replacing Lena Patton after she accepted a job as the science curriculum specialist at Milwaukee Public Schools.