Veteran Patch Grove, Wisconsin, Educational Administrator
About Lee Pritzl
Since 2012, Lee Pritzl has served as superintendent of River Ridge School District in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. Responsible for the school district’s overall functions, he has led participation in a pilot program that introduced the Danielson instructional model into the classroom environment. The Educator Effectiveness initiative provides support for teachers to implement best practices through the use of data and evidence-based observations. Lee Pritzl also led the development of a new campus for grades 7 through 12, which required shifting grade configurations. As part of his efforts to improve the quality of education, he also introduced a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program that has created a new standard for expected student behavior. Lee Pritzl is currently working with the River Ridge school board to prepare an operational renewal referendum being voted on in February.
Mr. Pritzl was an oceanographer and meteorologist in the U.S. Navy for three years in the late 1980s. He subsequently earned his bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. As a Portage Area School District teacher in the mid-1990s, his responsibilities encompassed speech communication, driver’s education, and social studies, and he also served as an assistant football coach. Mr. Pritzl next served as a teacher, the head football coach, athletic director and assistant principle for the Campbellsport School District, during which time he led the district team to a long-awaited conference championship, and 4 post-season appearances in the state tournament. Lee has been asked to speak at conferences where he shared his offensive secrets, most notably the delay passing series. Lee Pritzl is a culinary enthusiast who enjoys cooking food from diverse cultures for groups of friends.