A message from the Principal
My name is Amanda Urmanski and I am the proud Principal of Phoenix Middle School. I have worked in the Delavan-Darien School District since 2010. Prior to that, I worked as a special education teacher in the Rice Lake Area School District. In the Delavan-Darien School District, I served as a special education teacher at Delavan-Darien High School. I also served in a Dean of Students role and as an Associate Principal since 2014. I earned my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in 2015 and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends and my two cats.
I am Beth Fossler and I am the Associate Principal at Phoenix Middle. I have worked in the Delavan-Darien School District since 1999 as a teacher and PBIS Internal Coach at Turtle Creek Elementary School. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and my masters degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2003. I completed my principal licensure program through Concordia University in 2018. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.
As the principals at Phoenix Middle School, we would like to welcome you to the Delavan-Darien School District. Phoenix Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 500 students in grades 5-8. We provide students with a diverse educational experience with opportunities to get involved in athletics and co-curricular activities. Our goal is to focus on student safety and well-being while getting students engaged within the school setting. This includes engagement with academics as well as the additional offerings available to students. Together we focus on meeting students where they are currently performing and push each student to make gains academically and social emotionally.
Students have approximately 90 minutes of instruction daily in mathematics and English Language Arts. Students also have approximately 45 minutes of instruction daily for both science and social studies. We offer a diverse music program including band, choir, orchestra, and general music. Students also participate in physical education. The other offerings for Allied Arts include; art, robotics, Project Lead the Way, study skills, Spanish, and health. We implement a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, which is referred to as our Comet Code. It teaches students four school-wide expectations; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be a Learner.
Welcome to Phoenix Middle School! We are happy to work with you to provide an incredible educational experience for your student/s.
Amanda Urmanski, Principal
Beth Fossler, Associate Principal