Principal-Mr. Jeff Stanley-Archived

Colorado Mountains

Birchwood Schools Principal

Principal of...

Birchwood Elementary~Middle~High
Birchwood Public Montessori
Birchwood Virtual Academy
Birchwood Blue Hills


I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Master's Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, and my Administration Certification from Winona State University in Minnesota.
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I've been blessed to be married to my wife, Theresa, for almost 25 years.  We have th
ree wonderful children, one girl and two boys.  If three children aren't enough to make life interesting, throw in two dogs and three cats.  Life is never dull in the Stanley house.


Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and doing all kinds of outdoor activities.  In recent years, we have appreciated the beauty of hiking in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and canoeing and portaging the crystal clear lakes of the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota.  I also like watching the Wisconsin Badgers football and basketball teams.

Favorite Statements about Life and Learning:

  • Every mistake you make is PROGRESS!
  • If plan "A" didn't work. The alphabet has 25 more letters. Keep going!
  • "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  Thomas Edison
  • Everyone in life has a burden. It's not the burden that makes us different, but how we carry it.
  • "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa
  • "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra
  • "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six." Yogi Berraa