Central Office
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Cassandra Schug - Superintendent of Schools

I am honored and privileged to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the Watertown Unified School District. Prior to my work in Watertown, I served as the Principal of West Bend East High School in West Bend, Wisconsin, from 2003 to 2011. Prior to my work in West Bend, I was an assistant principal and Academic and Assessment Director at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisconsin. Before my work as an administrator, I was an English teacher at Nathan Hale High School and at McHenry High School in McHenry, Illinois.

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in English Education, my Master of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership, my superintendent licensure at Marquette University, and my doctorate at UW-Madison in Educational Policy and Leadership.
I am actively involved in the community and serving the education profession. I am a member of Rotary, and I serve on the Watertown Library Board and City Branding Commission. I am also a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. I served as a Board member and the President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, and I have served on the Executive Board for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators.
Most important to me is my family. I married my husband, Tom, in 1999, and we have three children all attending school in the WUSD - one at WHS, one at RMS and one at Douglas Elementary. It is my hope that all of my children will be graduates of the Watertown Unified School District.

Doug Linse - Director of Business Services

Doug Linse joined the Watertown Unified School District in July 2006. He has worked in educational finance since 1994.  He attained his Bachelors Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1987. He completed his Masters of Science in Education Degree in School Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1994.
Doug enjoys home landscaping, bow hunting and spending time kayaking with his wife, Marie.

David J. Vitale, Ph.D. - Assistant Superintendent/Educational Services

Dave Vitale has served the Watertown Unified School District since 1999 as an administrator at the primary, secondary, and district levels. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Masters and Doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

As Watertown's Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dave oversees many programs and projects including K-12 content area curriculum, testing and assessment, professional development, and technology.

Ivan Thompson - Director of Human Resources

Ivan Thompson serves the District in the role of Director of Human Resources.  The Director of Human Resources provides leadership, coordination, and management for all aspects of the District's personnel functions, including planning, budgeting, employment, evaluation, salary administration, base wage negotiations, and handbook administration to ensure that quality services are provided to the staff of the Watertown Unified School District.

Mr. Thompson has been employed in the Watertown School District since 1989 and has been fortunate to have served in a number of District capacities.  He is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, UW-LaCrosse, and has earned further certifications through Whitewater, Concordia, and Marion Universities. 

Ivan is married to Jody and his family includes four children, two step-children, and, one of the highlights of his life, four grandchildren.  Two of the grandchildren are currently students in the Watertown School District. 

Ivan has been excited about the various roles he has served in the Watertown Unified School District.  He is very appreciative of the education his six children received in the Watertown District…and the fact that the teaching staff well-prepared them  for the demands of higher education and life after graduation from higher education. 

Ivan believes the Watertown community is an excellent community in which to raise a family and the Watertown Unified School District provides everything a parent could desire for their children’s educational future!

Jenny Borst - Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning

Jenny Borst received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in December 1999. She began her career as a teacher at Rancho Romero Elementary School in Alamo, California. After teaching for three and a half years in California, she returned to Wisconsin to teach in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. Jenny received her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in May 2006. She has been the principal at Douglas since September 2006.

Erin Meyer - Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning

Erin Meyer returned to the Watertown Unified School District in 2008, as principal of Lincoln School, Lebanon School and Summer School Director. Ms. Meyer started her teaching career in 1990 in southern California, returning to Wisconsin in 1993, as a special education teacher at Schurz Elementary School. Erin also taught at Douglas Elementary school for eight years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor degree in special education and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.

After Erin’s twin sons (Connor and Griffin) were born, she worked part-time for CESA 2 as an educational consultant and worked for two years as a student services coordinator for the Sun Prairie School District. Over the years, she has coached boys and girls tennis, served on Wisconsin Association for Students with Behavioral Disorders, coordinated mentoring programs, and peer mediation.

After having the opportunity to work in many other school districts, Erin is proud to be a part of the Watertown School District. When she isn’t engaged in professional pursuits, she enjoys going for walks, cooking, playing golf, skiing, attending Badger and Packer games, and playing with her three cats.


  • Watertown Unified School District
  • 111 Dodge St.,
  • Watertown, WI 53094 ·
  • Phone: 920 262-1460
  • Fax: 920 262-1469
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