Paula Taebel was appointed to the board in June 2017 and is serving her first term. She brings in-depth knowledge and extensive involvement in the district, having served for the past 12+ years in a variety of leadership positions, including co-vice president and co-president positions on the Lake Shore PTO and Homestead PTSO, several district level committees, the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation (MTEF), and the community at large. Most notably, Paula worked collaboratively with the district and the community to launch a successful pro-referendum campaign in 2015, securing much-needed funding for necessary improvements and upgrades throughout the district.
Paula has a spirit of helping others. In addition to her extensive volunteerism for the school district, she has been actively involved in her church, Junior Woman’s Club of M-T, the Red Cross, the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Southeastern Wisconsin, and she currently volunteers as a preschool teacher, helping to instill a passion for learning to the next generation.
Paula completed her education at the University of Cincinnati, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in health care administration and planning, and completing graduate studies at the School of Business Administration. She then built her career working in strategic planning, marketing and regulatory compliance for large health-care organizations, with her final position being that of Director of Strategic Planning at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, OH.
Paula and her husband Scott moved to Mequon in 2001, and share a love of their community with their two boys who are both Homestead High School graduates.