District Superintendent


Jennifer Thayer, Ph.D.

Email: jennifer.thayer@ngsd.k12.wi.us

District Phone: 608-527-5516

Welcome to the New Glarus School District website.  It’s my honor to serve as the Superintendent of the New Glarus School District and I am pleased to be part of such an exceptional organization.

“All Achieving, Always Growing” exemplifies the mission and vision of the New Glarus School District.  The district's goals focus on student learning, while our beliefs remind us of our obligation to help students develop good character and become critical thinkers.  We are not satisfied as an educational institution unless every child is prepared to pursue and successfully participate in the academic or career option of their choice.  

The School District of New Glarus is an educational environment that strives to exude excellence.  Regardless of family income, ethnic background, or educational attainment of parents, every 4K-12th grade student is expected to perform at a Mastery Level in each of their courses.  In addition, we pledge that our schools will be safe, engaging, and will promote a culture of respect for diverse ideas and beliefs. 

Even after 160 years, the Village of New Glarus continues to have close ties to Central Europe, giving our students a unique global perspective.  The school district takes an active role in preserving our community history by working in partnership with civic leaders to promote our community and to showcase our youth.

New Glarus is a wonderful district - it has outstanding students, highly qualified and dedicated staff members, and a supportive and generous community. I feel privileged to be your Superintendent, and want to thank each one of you for your contribution to our children’s success. We cannot successfully accomplish our mission without you.

Jennifer Thayer
Jennifer Thayer