Greg HartjesSuperintendent Hartjes
Phone: (920) 852-5300 ext. 60111
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Mr. Greg Hartjes became the Superintendent of Schools in 2022. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for the District since 2017, and prior to that was Principal of Appleton West High School, Appleton Technical Academy (ATECH), and Renaissance School for the Arts, Associate Principal, math teacher, and basketball coach in the AASD. He is currently in his 31st year serving in the Appleton Area School District.

Mr. Hartjes has a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Marian University, a Master of Mathematics Education degree from UW-Oshkosh, and a Bachelor in Mathematics degree from UW-Stevens Point. He is the father of three AASD graduates and his wife is an Administrative Assistant in the district.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead the district that has been my professional home for the past 30 years, and I certainly understand the great responsibility that comes with leading a district with 15,000 students and 2,000 staff members," said Mr. Hartjes.

"I have dedicated my professional career to the children of the Appleton community, and I will continue to bring that same passion, compassion, and commitment to the students, staff, and families in the AASD in my new role as superintendent. 

Appleton is my community, it is our community, and I will do everything I can to bring our community and our school district together to provide the best possible education for our 15,000 students. 

Our students are our community’s future; more specifically, they are our future plumbers, doctors, bus drivers, nurses, teachers…and our future leaders. We have no choice but to do everything we can to help them succeed."

Greg Hartjes
Appleton Area School District Superintendent