Administration

Principal MineauPrincipal

Matt Mineau
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Mr. Mineau grew up in Marshfield, WI. He went on to become a Badger and a proud member the UW Marching Band. After attending UW Madison and the University of Minnesota, Mr. Mineau began teaching Social Studies in Burnsville High School in Minnesota. He went on to teach in Brookfield WI at Brookfield Central High School and in Green Bay WI at Green Bay Preble High School. In all locations he also coached Football, Basketball, and Track.  

Mr. Mineau later become an Associate Principal at Green Bay East High School, and then the associate principal at Appleton East High School and principal of Tesla Engineering Charter School. Mr. Mineau has been the principal at Appleton East and Appleton eSchool since 2011.

Mr. Mineau’s family is his rock. He and his wife Leah have three children, Keaton who is eleven, Owen who is eight, and Emma who is five. Together they love to travel, attend and play at sporting events, and spend time with friends and family.  

Mr. Mineau loves the East Community and is proud to be a Patriot. With the visions “Learn Today, Create Our Tomorrow”  and “Every Child Every Day,” Mr. Mineau along with the rest of the East Community, continues to create a learning environment where students are excited to come to school because they are able to personalize their own learning to become kind, passionate, wise, thoughtful individuals.  

Jacque SmedbergAssociate Principal

Jacquline Smedberg
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Ms. Smedberg grew up in Appleton and is a proud graduate of Appleton East High School. She attended UW Stevens Point where she earned her teaching degree in regular and special education. After beginning her career with the AASD in 2006 at Roosevelt Middle School, she earned her Masters of Education in Reading through UW Oshkosh. She has served as a regular and special education teacher, a building instructional coach, and as Secondary District Instructional Coach. She earned her Principal and Director of Instruction License from eduCATE-WI. 

While not at school, Ms. Smedberg enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her two daughters are her pride and joy. Together, they enjoy traveling, going up north, and being on the water.

Ms. Smedberg is honored to serve as Associate Principal and as Principal of Tesla Engineering Charter School. Ensuring high levels of learning for all students as well as ensuring students feel a true sense of belonging to the East community is a value she holds in the highest regard. When students leave East, she hopes they feel as proud as she does to say, "Once a Patriot, always a Patriot."

Kelsi Van Fossen

Associate Principal

Kelsi Van Fossen 
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Mrs. Van Fossen grew up in Colfax, Wisconsin and attended both UW Madison and UW Whitewater where she earned her teaching degree in regular education - mathematics. After beginning her career in Chicago at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic school in 2012, she began working in the AASD in 2014 at Appleton North High School. While at North she earned her Masters of Education in Instruction through UW Oshkosh. She has served as a regular education teacher and as a Secondary District Instructional Technology Coach. She earned her Principal and Director of Instruction License from UW Oshkosh. 

While not at school, Mrs. Van Fossen enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her three sons. Together, they enjoy lots of time outside biking, hiking, and playing games.

Ms. Van Fossen is honored to serve as Associate Principal. When students leave East she strives to ensure they feel a true sense of belonging to the East community and reach high levels of learning.

Activities Director ZachowActivities Director

Tim Zachow
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Mr. Zachow received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater. He received his master’s degree from Winona State University. He taught special education in Park Falls, WI for five years and was the Assistant Principal at Wilmot Union High School for two years before coming to the Appleton School District.  

He has been an administrator in the AASD for 18 years. Mr. Zachow was the Assistant Principal responsible for Student Services at East High School for five years and has been the Activities/Athletic Director at East for the past 13 years. He has a wonderful, supportive family made up of his wife Carrie and two children Zachary and Summer.