Damian LaCroix Bio

Damian LaCroix currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for the Howard-Suamico School District.  An innovative educational administrator, an invested community member, and award-winning classroom teacher/coach, LaCroix possesses 27+ years of successful leadership experiences.

Selected as the 2017 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year, LaCroix’s reformist vision for public education has resulted in the development of creative student programming aimed at ensuring that all students are college, career, and citizenship ready.  Under his leadership, Howard-Suamico School District won the Proficiency Award from the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, Bay Port High School has been recognized nationally by Newsweek and The Washington Post as one of the top high schools in America, and two elementary schools have been acknowledged by the US Department of Education’s prestigious Blue Ribbon School of Excellence program.

His partnership with community supporters has contributed to successful referenda efforts for school facilities totalling more than $60 million.  Additionally, more than $2.5 million has been raised through stakeholder donations for targeted community and educational causes such as the Giving Tree Food Pantry and Howard-Suamico Educational Foundation.

Vision, passion, and productivity are LaCroix’s trademarks leading to selection on the League of Innovative Schools, the Educational Research and Development Institute, and the Green Bay Chamber Partners in Education.

LaCroix earned his specialist’s certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his master’s degree from Marian University, and his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University.  A native of Madison, LaCroix lives in Suamico with Melissa, his wife of 25 years, and their four children: Maxwell (21); Zachariah (19); Abraham (18); and Abigail (16).  In his free time, LaCroix enjoys family travel, reading, walking and barbecuing.