University School of Milwaukee welcomed two new members to the administrative team this past July: Susan Bolly and Dr. Gina Haughton.
Susan Bolly has joined USM as the assistant head of Upper School, replacing Elaine Griffin, who was hired as head of Middle School. Bolly was hired from the Nicolet Union School District, where she was an economics teacher for more than 30 years. She is a Herb Kohl Educator Fellow and served as social studies department chair for five years. Bolly was also the administrative coordinator for Nicolet’s global scholars program and is a College Board Reader for the AP Economics exam.
Bolly received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Marquette University, holds the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification in history/social studies, and has presented at USM’s annual Summer Spark innovation symposium for educators. She is the wife of Middle School Spanish teacher Todd Schlenker, and they have three children who graduated from USM: Claire ’07, Henry ’13, and Isaac ’14.
DR. GINA HAUGHTON
Dr. Gina Haughton has joined USM as the director of student success. In this newly created role, Haughton focuses on support and guidance for all students new to USM as well as those current students who may need extra support, with a special emphasis on first-generation and underrepresented students and their families throughout the entire school. Specifically, she assists the College Guidance office with support for these students as they prepare for college.
Haughton comes to USM from Cardinal Stritch University, where she was a member of their graduate
program faculty and served as the chair of their master’s-level programs in teaching, inclusive education, and higher education student affairs leadership. Prior to that she served in Milwaukee Public Schools in a variety of roles. She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership through Learning for the Advancement of Service from Cardinal Stritch University, and holds a bachelor’s in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her son, Troy ’33, started junior kindergarten at USM this fall.