Mr. Mike Lovenberg is proud to announce the administrative recommendation of Justin Crandall as the next WHS Athletic Director. Justin was selected from a candidate pool of 27 applicants and starts July 15. The interview committee was impressed with his experience and organizational skills. Justin has worked for the Port Edwards School District since 2012 as a physical education teacher and the last five years as its athletic director. He has experience as a Head Football Coach and Head Baseball Coach. At Whitewater, Justin will serve as the High School Athletic Director and teach physical education courses.
In his letter of application, Justin shared that one of his major goals as an educator is to build many solid relationships with his students. “I want to be the teacher that my students look forward to the most. I think the best way to make my class desirable is by challenging them. In my opinion, most of my students thrive on being challenged and pushed out of their comfort zones. It’s only after I make some type of connection and build a positive relationship with the student can I push them to those limits. I’ve learned over the course of my working with young people that I can get so much more academically, socially, and emotionally from them if those solid relationships are built and maintained.”
We are excited to have Justin joining our athletic program and community. We look forward to future successes. A welcome reception is being planned so that the community will have an opportunity to meet Justin.