Principal's Page


Mrs. OphaleI'm Stacie Opahle and I'm honored to be a member of the Madison Cougar Community.   I was the Jefferson Elementary Principal from 2015-2019 and before that I was a teacher and administrator for 15 years in the Mishicot School District. 

I earned my bachelor's degree from UW-LaCrosse in elementary/middle level education and math, a master's degree in education from St. Norbert College and a master's in educational leadership from National Louis University. 

I enjoy staying active in the community by volunteering at local events and organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of Manitowoc Committee. 

I understand Madison Elementary is a very special place for many reasons. Established in 1914 near Union Park, Madison moved to its current site in 1956 and is now over 100 years old.   Some talk about Madison’s location on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.  Others are attracted by the sense of intimacy they feel when they walk in the door—with around 260 students, we are the smallest elementary school in the Manitowoc Public School District.   Ultimately, it is the people in our school community—past and present—who have made Madison what it is today.  Each child's gifts are threads in the Madison fabric, and it is a treasure to learn together every day.

I look forward to learning alongside our staff and students this year!  Feel free to reach out to me for any reason as we walk this learning journey together. Please make sure to check out our school Facebook page for the latest happenings and photos. 

With Cougar Pride,

Mrs. Opahle

Principal Stacie Opahle • Madison Elementary School  920-663-9542

Madison Cougar Values

Respect - Our community is characterized by kindness and dignity.

Collaboration - We work in partnership and unity with parents, students, staff and the community, doing whatever it takes to help students succeed.   We are mutually responsible for our success.

Diversity - We are an inclusive community; all members of our school community are valued, and have a voice.

Professionalism - Our school is committed to excellence in instruction, service, and learning.  We are dedicated to research-based best practices to foster high levels of achievement.

Safety - Our school is a positive and safe place to learn and work.



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