Lowell E. Holtz

Lowell Holtz
Candidate For State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lowell E. Holtz

Candidate Background


PO Box 158
Big Bend WI 53103

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Candidate Biography

From Candidate Website



  • Bachelors Degree – Concordia University
  • Master of Science – UW Madison
  • Doctor of Education – Cardinal Stritch University


  • Teacher – grades 3 & 4
  • Principal – suburban elementary and middle school
  • Principal – rural elementary school
  • District Administrator – rural farming community
  • District Administrator – urban minority-majority high poverty district
  • District Administrator – suburban Milwaukee district
  • Adjunct Graduate Program Instructor – Educational Leadership

Track Record

  • Raised test scores in all districts and schools served by collaborating with teachers, administrators and parents
  • Collaborated with business, industry and community to
    • Create a regional, multi-district career and technical education academy
    • Launch annual business/education summit
    • Create Charter schools
  • Partnered with a team of parents and community members to build one of the state’s finest high school athletic complexes without raising taxes
  • Led successful urban school reform effort, drastically reduced violence, returned control of classroom to teachers, closed achievement gaps and increased graduation rates
  • Consistently raised teacher satisfaction, pre- and post-Act 10
  • Nominated by teachers and parents as Wisconsin Principal of the Year
  • Named National Distinguished Principal by US Department of Education
  • Put systems and teams in place to consistently close gaps by raising academic achievement of all students