Joseph Como elected new Waukesha School Board president

Published on: 5/23/2014

The Waukesha School Board found its new leader.

The board recently elected longtime member Joseph Como to serve as its president.

Como, who joined the school board in 2002, presided over his first board meeting on May 14.

He accepted the board's vote of confidence and promised to maintain what he termed a team effort.

"I'm thankful for (being elected) and in the past we've worked extremely well as a team and as a team it is how we get the work done on the board," Como said. "I look forward to having us agree to disagree at times but still accomplish the most important work to creating the best educational experience that we can provide our students to give them a great future."

Como replaces Dan Warren, who stepped down from his post at the end of 2013 after a long career on the school board. Warren retired to The Villages in central Florida with his wife.

Sue Ettinger, executive assistant for Superintendent Todd Gray, is the board's secretary. Patricia Madden is the board's clerk, Bill Baumgart is the board's treasurer, a position Como previously held, and Barbara Brzenk was once again elected as the board's vice president.

Brzenk had been serving as the interim school board president after Warren stepped down.