Windsor Unified School District (WUSD) is pleased to announce that Danielle Buckman has been selected as the new principal of Windsor High School (WHS) for the 2023-24 school year.
This is Buckman’s tenth year in the District, having taught for six of those years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in math, and she holds a single subject credential in math. She served as the District’s Math Teacher on Special Assignment for two years, helping staff members implement new math standards and assisting students. She also holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on Teaching and Learning.
“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity,” Buckman said. “I love Windsor High School — especially my students — and I look forward to continuing to make it the best possible experience for our students, parents and community.”
“Danielle brings a lot of unique qualities to the table, but her enthusiasm for students and her love for education really stands out,” said Superintendent Jeremy Decker.
“My goal is that every student feels seen and valued and knows they can be successful at Windsor High School,” Buckman said. “I hope to demonstrate to my staff and my students a genuine passion and love for education.”
Buckman is a mom to daughter Wyla, and she finds that role inspires her in all her other undertakings. “My daughter Wyla is my world. I strive to be a positive role model for her and want her to always be proud of her mommy.”
“Danielle is a great example of why Windsor likes to take a “grow-your-own” mentality when it comes to our administrators,” said Director of HR Pete Sullivan. “She has grown professionally as a part of our District and evolved into the top position. In return we get a dedicated, experienced staff member who knows our District from bottom to top.”
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The Windsor Unified School District (WUSD) is pleased to announce that long-time Windsor educator Joe Stadum will be stepping into the role of assistant principal for Windsor High School (WHS) for the 2023-24 school year.
This is Stadum’s 35th year in secondary education, and it is his 26th year as a part of Windsor schools. Stadum has served as Dean of Students and Athletic Director at both WHS and Saugus High School. He has served as the Summer School Principal, Teacher in Charge for WHS and has been a long-time baseball, golf, and football coach.
Stadum holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Educational Management. He started his teaching career in 1989, and he became a part of WUSD in 1998.
“I’m excited to step into the role as Assistant Principal,” Stadum said. “I have held many admin roles over the years, and this is the perfect fit for me. We have a great admin team in place, and I am ready to come along side to support them.”
“Joe was exactly the kind of person, with the experience and background, that we wanted for this role,” said Director of HR Pete Sullivan. “The fact that he’s an in-house promotion and so well known to our staff, students and community was just the icing on the cake.”
“My goal is to support all students, staff and administrators as we make WHS the go-to place in all of Sonoma County for academics, arts, and athletics,” Stadum said.
Stadum has been married to his wife Leslie for 26 years, has two children, who are both WHS graduates - JT in 2017 and Alana in 2021.
“I’ve lived in Windsor for the last 26 years and I know the students, parents, school staff and the community,” said Stadum. “This is exactly where I want to be.”
The Windsor Unified School District (WUSD) is pleased to announce that Stephen Summers will be the new assistant principal for Windsor High School (WHS).
Summers comes to WUSD from up north, serving in both Willits and Ukiah. This is his 13th year in Education —he taught for his first four years in Willits Unified where he was the Middle School Athletic Director for all four years while teaching Community Day School, Middle School Math, and High School Math. He was also the Head Coach for the Baseball program (1 year JV, 3 years Varsity), Head Coach of 6/7th Grade and 8th Grade Girls Basketball (4 years), and a High School Football Coach (Offensive line, 1 year). He has been at Ukiah High School, for the last 9 years where he has taught Math, and most recently been the Athletic Director (last 4 years). He was also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for 6 years (2015-2020) and the Assistant for the Varsity Girls Basketball program for 2 years.
Before starting his career in Education he attended Missouri Valley College where he played Baseball and graduated with his B.S. in Middle School Education with a concentration in Mathematics.
“Stephen ticks all the boxes for what we were looking for in this role,” said WUSD’s HR Director Pete Sullivan. “His extensive background in athletics and at the secondary level makes him an ideal fit for WHS.”
“I am honored by the opportunity to work for Windsor Unified and serve under Superintendent Decker and Principal [Buckman],” Summers said. “Their passion and commitment to excellence is contagious. From the energy on campus to all of the different pathways available to the students, Windsor High just felt right.”
Summers won’t be coming to Windsor alone, he’ll be bringing his family, and Windsor’s family-friendly reputation was a big draw. “My wife Katie and I are excited to move to such a family-oriented community like Windsor. Raising our two sons, Hudson and Calvin, in Windsor was one of the driving forces for our move.”
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