Mr. Corey Golla is the superintendent of schools for the School District of Menomonee Falls.
Menomonee Falls is a school district with a tradition and expectation of excellence. To meet these demands, our staff is fully trained in quality tools related to service and improvement. We are committed to meeting the challenges of the ever-changing economy that our students will enter, while maintaining a supportive and engaging school environment that our residents expect. We do this through trusting and developing experts across our district to identify and resolve the barriers to student success.
The Village of Menomonee Falls continues to be ranked among the best communities to raise a family in the nation. Our school district is consistently named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Work Place in Southeastern Wisconsin. Recently, The Carnegie Foundation on Improvement in Education recognized SDMF as a spotlight organization and did a case study on our work in improvement. Twice each year, we host visitors from across the nation to study our work and have trained districts throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.
Corey earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Marian University and is presently working toward completing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Corey has presented nationally on work associated with quality at the Carnegie Foundation. He has also presented his work on team and culture building at the Studer Group’s annual conference on evidence- based leadership in education. Prior to his work as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the SDMF district office, Corey served as principal at Menomonee Falls High School where, under his leadership, MFHS, was awarded the ACT Red Quill award and also earned its first Silver Award recognition by US News & World Report. Additionally, MFHS was recognized as a distinguished school by the AP College Board for sustaining growth in participation and achievement in the Advanced Placement program.
Menomonee Falls Schools have a strong tradition of excellence and a remarkable promise for the future.
Everyday we look forward to working with our students, families and community members. Expectations for performance have never been higher for our students and staff. We are fully committed to continued improvement for every member of our team. Our community can be proud of the results. We are on a journey to being best in class.
Our student performance is at record high levels. We continue to rank the top in the county with the number of students taking college-level articulated classes with Waukesha County Technical College. Our ACT participation is at an all time high. Our student, parent and staff satisfaction ratings are high. Financially we are strong. Our Aa2 bond rating ranks us 17th in the state of 425 school districts in being fiscally strong. We balanced our budget while losing nearly 15 percent in state and federal aid, and we have been strong stewards with our taxpayers keeping our levy rate declining.
The strength of our schools rests within our people and our programming. We commit to continuous improvement in all departments, in all schools, and in each classroom.
Our team of teachers, staff members, and leaders are focused on increasing the quality of our results. Our students and families are dependent on our ability to prepare students well for college and technical programming after high school. Our community and our state are dependent on our ability to prepare each student to engage well in a rapidly changing economy. The challenge is significant. Our commitment is high.
Our strategic work is focused on strengthening our ability to connect with each learner, personalize the learning experience, and maximize our ability to connect all available resources to become innovators within public education. While not easy, we stand committed to improve upon what we do each day to work with our students as we all learn, grow, lead and succeed.
We are proud of our programming and our people. Our early learning center, our strength in literacy, our advanced and technical programming, our commitment to music and the arts, the engagement of our students in athletics, leadership and co-curricular offerings, our connection with community education and recreation, parent associations at each school, and student travel abroad demonstrate our deep tradition of excellence. Our innovation is demonstrated in our staff leadership in technology, Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program, business and career connections, and our career academies in Health Care and Business to highlight just a few.
Our team takes the responsibility of personalizing learning for our students very seriously. While we have areas to continue to improve and much work ahead of us, we are positioned well for the future.
Our goal is to be service driven, learner centered, and focused on creating a remarkable future.