ELLSWORTH Ellsworth Elementary School welcomed a new principal this summer. Travis Logslett, who previously worked in the district, started at the elementary school on July 1. After being in the …
ELLSWORTH Ellsworth Elementary School welcomed a new principal this summer. Travis Logslett, who previously worked in the district, started at the elementary school on July 1.
After being in the position for about two months, he said he is becoming acclimated to his new role.
“I’m starting to get into the routine and now that the kids are here, it gets a lot busier obviously, but it’s been good,” he said.
Logslett was previously the math specialist for the Ellsworth Community School District and worked with each of the schools and many of the students. When previous EES Principal John Groh left to become Spring Valley School District’s superintendent, the school board selected Logslett to fill the role.
“I was the math specialist in the district for two years,” Logslett said. “It’s nice I knew a lot of the staff and the kids, so that was helpful.”
Originally from Colfax, Wis. Logslett has lived in Wisconsin for many years.
“I live in Chippewa Falls right now, which is a bit of a commute, but this is a really good fit for me and I really enjoy the community and the schools here,” he said.
He received his undergraduate degree from UWEau Claire and attended graduate school at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis.
“I have an undergrad in elementary and middle school education with a minor in math and then my grad school work was through a private college in the Manitowoc area,” he said.
Logslett has worked in education for the entirety of his professional career; however, becoming principal has posed some new challenges especially during a global pandemic.
“It’s been busy,” he said. “Right now, we are making sure we have enough staff to cover things. The market for hiring is tough, as it is everywhere right now.” During the upcoming year, Logslett is looking forward to finding a routine that works and learning as much as possible in this new role.
“Right now I am learning as much as I can about this position; this is my first time being in administration and now that I am in this spot, I am just learning everything I can,” he said.
He is also looking forward to helping students and the elementary school overall improve and succeed within the current academics and becoming stronger in the school’s academics.
“I want us to keep moving our school forward with our test scores and really just keep improving academically for our kiddos and our teachers and we are just heading down that right path right now,” he said.