• The School Board welcomes you to Oconto Unified School District. The Oconto Unified School Board will take collective responsibility for ensuring all students achieve their highest levels. We will work collaboratively to enhance and enrich the district through decision-making that is student-focused. We will support the superintendent in developing a successful, safe, and secure environment for all children along with developing a positive and productive workplace for all employees.  


    Goal One: Pupil Outcomes
    Ensure that all students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, relevant, and differentiated instruction that academically challenges all students and develops citizenship, leadership, and innovative thinking.

    Goal Two: Climate & Culture
    Foster positive relationships between staff, students, parents, and the community as part of a successful learning environment.

    Goal Three: Conditions of Learning
    Provide highly qualified staff, standards-aligned curriculum, up-to-date technology, and modern school facilities that are maintained and have a marked focus on safety protocols and mental health.


    Prepare for Board Meetings: thoroughly review all materials provided in preparation for all board meetings.

    Engage in Purposeful Discussion: stay on topic, clearly and concisely share ideas and avoid repeating comments already made by other board members.

    Collaborate Respectfully: consider all opinions; collaboratively engage in reaching decisions as a whole board; and believe that all are working for the best interests of OUSD students, staff, and community.

    Make Evidence-Based Decisions: use representative and reliable data to make decisions forward in attaining its vision, mission, and priorities.

    Demonstrate Professional and Ethical Governance: use discussion and voting to communicate individual viewpoints and demonstrate acceptance of Board decisions through words and actions.

  • PRESIDENT  | Crissy Kumhala (Rural Seat) 4/2022-4/2025 / (920) 373-5015 / crissy.kumhala@oconto.k12.wi.us

    VICE PRESIDENT  | Kris Alwin (City Seat) 4/2022-4/2025 / (920) 834-2646 / kris.alwin@oconto.k12.wi.us

    CLERK  | Sammy Boucher (Rural Seat) 4/2021-4/2024 / (920) 604-0074 / samantha.boucher@oconto.k12.wi.us  

    TREASURER  | Bobbi Christopherson (City Seat) / 4/2021-4/2024 / (920) 373-7070 / bobbi.christopherson@oconto.k12.wi.us 

    Connie Brabant (Rural Seat) 4/2023-4/2026 / (920) 604-4751 / connie.brabant@oconto.k12.wi.us  

    Doug Thompson (City Seat) 4/2023-4/2026 (920) 321-4505 / doug.thompson@oconto.k12.wi.us

    Maria Roberts (City Seat) 4/2022-4/2025 / (920) 604-2552 / maria.roberts@oconto.k12.wi.us



    Budget & Finance:                                                                             Wellness:
    Doug Thompson, Maria Roberts, Connie Brabant                         Kris Alwin

    Buildings & Grounds:                                                                       CESA 8 Delegate:
    Crissy Kumhala, Bobbi Christopherson, Sammy Boucher           Doug Thompson         

    Policy:                                                                                                   Negotiations - OES & Support Staff:
    Committee of the Whole                                                                    Maria Roberts, Connie Brabant, Doug Thompson

    Community Outreach:                                                                     WASB Convention Delegate:
    Bobbi Christopherson, Sammy Boucher, Kris Alwin                      Doug Thompson (Alternate: Kris Alwin)




    Grace Patenaude: As a proud co-president of the Oconto Middle School Student Council, Grace Patenaude is very excited and optimistic about being a student representative for the school board. This is her second year being a student representative, but her first year being up at the table. She is in her 8th-grade year and is very excited about the chapter ahead. She hopes to bring useful feedback from the students to the board. Grace is very involved in other school activities, like sports and band. She looks forward to working with the board members again this year and would like to stress how important this is to her, and she is extremely thankful for this opportunity. 

    Evan Vaessen: Evan is excited to be elected as Board of Education Student Representative this year. This is his 2nd year on Student Council. Evan looks forward to more leadership opportunities this year. In addition to Student Council, Evan is entering his 7th year at Green Bay Area Youth Hockey. He plays goalie for the 12U C Team. Evan's favorite subject in school is Geography. He excels in countries and flags and enjoys learning about them. Evan is interested in becoming a sports trainer, hopefully for the National Hockey League. Evan feels honored to represent the student body of Oconto Middle School. 


    Kathryn Alwin: As one of the OHS Student School Board Representatives, Kathryn Alwin would like to thank the OUSD Board of Education and Administration for this opportunity. Kathryn is a senior and President for the Class of 2023. She is a part of the Hi-Q Team, Math Team, Student Council, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Volleyball Team, and the band. Kathryn is currently Miss Copperfest 2022. She also serves on the Oconto County Teen Court Panel. Kathryn is a Certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. She has worked for over two years at the Bond Community Center as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. She has also worked as a lifeguard at Oconto Falls City Beach and worked as a Bellin Health Covid Tester. Kathryn enjoys scuba diving and spending time with her family and dogs. Kathryn's future plans include studying civil engineering at a four-year university.