About Mr. Posick

Welcome to Merton Intermediate School. It is my honor and privilege to be working with the students, staff, and parents in Merton. I have been the principal at Merton Intermediate School since 2007. I am beginning my 33rd year in education, 29 of those years spent in middle school settings either as a teacher or school level administrator. Together we are working to be the BEST (Believe, Encourage, Share, Trust) school, and we are definitely on our way. This year our students in grades 5-8 have their own Chromebooks. We also allow students and staff to bring their own device. I welcome your questions by email at posickj@merton.k12.wi.us or by phone at 262-538-1130.

Personal Philosophy

I believe that the students and staff in Merton deserve my best everyday, and I do all that I can to make sure that happens. At Merton, we work together to make sure that our students have the best learning environment possible, have engaging lessons and learning activities, and have choice to express how and what they learn. I truly believe that all that we do in Merton has the best interests of the students in mind. With the support of our school board and community, we truly are the BEST!

Family/ hobbies

I am married and my wife and I have a daughter who attends UW-Oshkosh where she is studying education. I enjoy running, playing poor golf with my daughter, watching my daughter dance, fishing, and spending uninterrupted time with my family. I also enjoy using social media (@posickj and @mertonint on Twitter and our school's Facebook and Instagram pages) to share the great things Merton students and staff do every day.

Recent School Awards

2013 DPI School of Recognition

2013 DPI School which Significantly Exceeds Expectations

School Leadership Experience

2007-present Principal, Merton Intermediate School/ Merton Community School District

2002-2007 Assistant Principal, Pilgrim Park Middle School/ Elmbook School District

Teaching Experience

1987-2002 Waukesha Public Schools (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

Education background

Master's degree- Marian University (School Administration)

Undergraduate degree- Marquette University (Elementary Education grades 1-8)

Professional development

Certified Crisis Prevention Institute trainer for the entire district since 2007

Attended and presented at School Leaders Advancing Technology Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018

Attended and presented at Summer Spark in 2016, 2018, 2019

Attended and presented at National Principals (Elementary and Secondary) Conference in 2017

Attended National Principals (Secondary) Conference in 2018

Attended and presented at National Elementary School Principals Conference in 2019

Attended and presented at National Principals (Secondary) Conference in 2019