Final Steeples

Meet the Principal

Timothy Trzcinko
Timothy Trzcinko

I came to Catholic East with nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, administrator, and leader within the field of education in Milwaukee. I began my career as a Reading and Social Studies teacher at Milwaukee Education Center Middle School, serving students in grades 6 through 8. I value creating a student-centered classroom, providing learners with voice, leadership, and the development of personal identity. At this time, I also coached 8th Grade basketball, which reached the citywide finals on several occasions; a former player was even drafted into the NBA for the Golden State Warriors (no, it was not Steph Curry). After leaving the classroom, he took on a leadership role as Literacy Coach at 95th Street School coaching staff on best practices in Reading and Writing. His favorite moment included a school read-aloud where he had the chance to dress as Clifford (the big red dog) and read to students during assembly.

Before I arrived at Catholic East in 2020 as Assistant Principal, I was working at Milwaukee College Prep-Lloyd Street School as Dean of Students.  Beginning there, when Lloyd Street was in great need of improvement, I was instrumental in the turnaround of the culture, climate, and academic performance of students within the school. This was evidenced as Lloyd Street was able to achieve a 5-star rating by DPI and continues to thrive.

On a more personal note, I am a father of three, experiencing first-hand the importance of the school community and its role in guiding, raising, and supporting students to realize their potential. My daughter, the youngest, is in 7th grade, while my sons are in middle school and high school.

I am so excited about the current school year. I am dedicated to continuing to build a climate of joy, love, and inclusiveness. I am looking forward to getting to know you better as we work together on a fun and exciting year of learning!