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District selects new director of Wauwatosa Recreation Department



Janelle McGee


The Wauwatosa Recreation Department - which operates beneath the umbrella of the Wauwatosa School District - has a new director.


Superintendent Phil Ertl named Janelle McGee the new director on December 19, following a comprehensive and competitive interview process.


McGee has worked for the Wauwatosa Recreation Department for the past 13 years - most recently as a program coordinator for the department. During her tenure, McGee has created the annual activity guide, which is published three times a year, and helped maintain and update content on the recreation department’s website. 


She also led programming for Tosa Basketball League, Children’s Dance & Baton, Art, PreSchool, and Drama classes.  


McGee replaces Mike Wick, who left his role as director of the Wauwatosa Recreation Department for a new career opportunity. 


Get to know a little more about Janelle with the Q & A below:

What do you most appreciate about the Wauwatosa Recreation Department?

My favorite part about working here is working with such a fun, dedicated and hardworking staff as well as getting to know and interact with the many great people of this community.  

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

I'm looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing a variety of quality programs, activities, and services to the Wauwatosa community. 

Why did you get into Recreation Programming?

Some of my fondest memories as a child were participating in recreational activities, influencing my career choice so that I could create those life-long memories for others.