Board Members

2016-2017 Board of Education


STEPHANIE CLARK, Board of Education President
Elected to the Board in April 2012, Stephanie Clark is serving her first term as Board President and has previously served one term as Clerk of the Board and three terms as Vice-President.  Additionally, Stephanie served previously as Chairperson of the Policy Committee. 

Stephanie brings deep experience in Mequon-Thiensville public schools through extensive volunteerism, having served as President of several school PTOs and Area Council PTO.  Her professional background is in college admissions at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and resource development with a focus on strategic planning and operations for non-profit organizations. She currently works in the financial services industry and volunteers in several local health and human service organizations and her church .

Stephanie attended Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Psychology Minor.  She received a Master of Humanities from the University of Richmond in 1989. Her family has lived in Mequon since 2007.  Her youngest child attends Homestead High School and her two older children are Homestead Class of 2011 and 2014.

Contact Information:
11154 Sutton Ridge Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
Home Phone: 262-242-0119
sclark@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2015-2018, 3 years ending April 2018

KATHRYN HOUPT, Board of Education Vice-President
Elected to the Board in April 2013, Kathryn Houpt brings a passion for education and a collaborative sprit. Throughout her 25 plus years of residence in the Mequon-Thiensville community, Kathryn has been involved in Junior Woman’s Club of Mequon-Thiensville, The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce and on many levels in the Mequon-Thiensville schools.  Most recently she was the Chairman for VOICES (Voices Offering Inspiration for All Children’s Education Support), a collaborative board of parents, MTSD staff and administration collaboratively advocating on behalf of students who struggle. Other services to the community include, PTO/PTSO Member, Homestead PTSO Liaison M-T Chamber of Commerce, M-T Junior Woman’s Club Meals on Wheels coordinator, Girl Scout and Cub Scout Den Leader.

After Graduating from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelors of Science in Retail Merchandising and Management with a Minor in Business Administration, Kathryn spent ten years as a Merchandise Analyst and Assistant Buyer for Kohl’s Department Stores. Since then she has been the financial manager for her family business. She and her husband Joe have two children; a daughter who is a 2012 Homestead Graduate and a son who is a 2014 graduate of Homestead High School. 

Contact Information:
13910 Green Bay Road
Mequon, WI 53097
Home Phone: 262-377-7752
khoupt@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2016-2019, 3 years ending April 2019

PAUL BUZZELL, Board of Education Treasurer
Paul grew up in Mequon, graduating from Homestead in 1988. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA in finance from De Paul University. He met his wife, Robin, while living in Chicago. Together, they moved to Mequon three months after their first child was born because Mequon was a great place to raise a family and had excellent schools. Today, Paul and Robin have three daughters who attend Homestead, Steffen and Wilson schools. Paul is CFO of Johnson Level, a Mequon-based manufacturer and is a regular Junior Achievement volunteer. He was elected to the Board in April 2014.

Contact Information:
11556 N. Creekside Court
Mequon, WI 53092
Home Phone: 262-389-5221
pbuzzell@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2014-2017, 3 years ending April 2017

Chris Schultz, Board of Education Clerk
Chris Schultz served our school district as a chemistry, AP chemistry and biology teacher at Homestead High School for 17 years, retiring in June 2015.  Prior to returning to school to earn her Masters degree in Chemistry (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Teaching Certifications (UW Milwaukee), she worked in the food industry as a quality control chemist.

Chris brings collaboration and communication skills and the perspective of an educator to the Board. 

Chris and her husband (a Homestead alumni) moved to Mequon in 2002. She has three grown children and a granddaughter.

Contact Information:
12164 N, Briarhill Road
Mequon, WI 53097
Home Phone: 262-238-1204
chschultz@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2016-2019, 3 years ending April 2019

WENDY FRANCOUR, Board of Education Member
Wendy Francour has been a member of the Board of Education since 2014. Wendy has over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing and fund development.  She presently represents Kellogg’s in a sales capacity.

Wendy has served the school district for more than 20 years in volunteer roles ranging from high stakes committees, advisory boards, task forces, PTO leadership and fundraising.

Wendy received a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She and her family have lived in Mequon since 1989.  Her daughter attended MTSD K-12, graduating in 2007.

Contact Information:
2615 W. Ranch Road
Mequon, WI 53092
Home Phone: 262-242-4647
wfrancour@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2014-2017, 3 years ending April 2017

Jon Jacobs, Board of Education Member
Elected to the Board in April 2015, Jon Jacobs is serving his first term on the Board.  He has spent the past two years on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. Jon brings an array of education interests to the Board, including STEM education, Game-Based Learning, Common Core Standards and NGSS, and a focus on student engagement in the classroom.

Jon has extensive experience in the Education Industry. He has spent the past 9 years as a Program Manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) where he has overseen projects as diverse as a new literacy program for all of New York City’s Public Schools to the development of the Woodcock-Johnson IV suite of products. Currently, Jon is also responsible for the aggregation and dissemination of National and State Standards throughout HMH’s Riverside subsidiary. Prior to HMH, Jon founded two software development companies, was a Senior Director at Interleaf, Inc. and a Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche. 

Jon, originally from the southside of Chicago, is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He also has an MBA from Northwestern University and an M.Ed from Concordia University. In 2004, Jon received Wisconsin teaching certifications in Mathematics, Business and Computer Science. His family has lived in Mequon since 1998. The four Jacobs children graduated from Homestead in 2013, 2007 (2) and 2005.

Contact Information:
11810 N. Pheasant Court
Mequon, WI 53092
Home Phone: 262-488-3899
jjacobs@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2015-2018, 3 years ending April 2018

Cindy Werner, Board of Education Member
Elected to the Board in April 2015. A bio will be coming shortly. 

Contact Information:
9705 N. Lamplighter Lane
Mequon, WI 53092
Home Phone: 262-241-1802
cwerner@mtsd.k12.wi.us

Term: 2015-2018, 3 years ending April 2018

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