Mr. Matthew Joynt serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Mequon-Thiensville School District, after being appointed to the position in July 2017.
In his role, Mr. Joynt provides a clear and compelling vision for a future in which each student is provided the tools and resources necessary to uncover personal paths towards their desired future.
Mr. Joynt is a leader of change, aligning district programs to the mission of the organization and its collective purpose. Through his guidance of educational programs, Mr. Joynt requires his administrative team, faculty and staff to make data driven decisions, and implement effective change to achieve expected outcomes. He guides district-wide operations, manages resources, and implements accountability systems to monitor progress toward measurable goals.
As the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Joynt engages all stakeholders in realizing the district’s preferred future. He invites all members of the school district community to join him in supporting our youth and ultimately, our future leaders.
I am passionate about public education and its importance in our society. My colleagues and I in the Mequon-Thiensville School District are committed to continuous improvement and innovative programming so that each student is provided the tools and resources to uncover his or her own personal path to success. As a team of educators, we know that:
- We are responsible for the academic achievement of ALL students;
- We are responsible for the social-emotional growth of ALL students; and
- We are responsible for our overall organizational improvements.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens that, through education, will create a better future for all of us. I know that to ensure all students are provided the right opportunities from the very beginning, and throughout their educational careers, my leadership must:
- be driven through high expectations (goals and benchmarks) that are shared by all and monitored and assessed consistently;
- include open communication among students, staff, parents, community members and school board that provides for a positive school environment and decision-making focused on student learning;
- provide the means to make success a choice for all students and staff alike; then use accountability measures and structures in order to monitor implementation; and
- Utilize the evaluation of data and assessment of current practices to promote continuous improvement for students, staff, and the organization.
I am proud to be part of an institution that is so important to the community it serves, and value the District’s partnership of students, staff, parents and the community. I believe that an education must be more than a good starting point for our community’s children. An education must build the confidence, passion and forward-thinking that will fuel our students’ future achievements.
Mr. Joynt holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Mr. Joynt began his career in education in 1999 as a teacher at Wilson Elementary School. He then served as an assistant principal at Homestead High School before becoming the principal at Shorewood High School. He returned to the Mequon-Thiensville School District in 2013 as the assistant superintendent of educational services.
In July 2017, the Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education appointed Mr. Joynt to the position of Superintendent of Schools.
In Mr. Joynt’s inaugural year as Superintendent, he has collaborated with key stakeholders to build the organization’s capacity to support a promising future, including engaging the community in the organization’s strategic planning process to develop the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Mr. Joynt has woven himself throughout the community, serving as an ex-officio member of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club. He also serves on the Board at the following local universities: Cardinal Stritch University College of Education and Leadership Advisory Board, the Milwaukee School of Engineering MBA in Educational Advisory Board and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Education’s Department of Administrative Leadership Advisory Board.