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Middleton-Cross Plains welcomes new superintendent; talks about goals for school year

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is starting its school year with a new superintendent, but one who is very familiar with the district. 

Supt. George Mavroulis has been with the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District for 25 years, says Community and Media Relations Director Perry Hibner. "We're all very excited. He's respected by all. He's someone who don't have a learning curve. George has built that relationship over the years."

Hibner came on Wake Up Wisconsin Monday to talk about the district's goals for this year. "We're really focused, like a lot of school districts, on the achievement gap and the opportunity gap. We all struggle with all students having similar opportunities. The inclusive part is really important to us. When you come to our schools you need to have the opportunity to succeed. Our staff has bought into that; our families obviously do."

Hibner says the district also has a focus on wellness of its students and staff. They hired a former professional trainer and a mindfulness coordinator to help students and staff feel more calm. "Students don't have to stress about every test."

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