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New Staff Feature: Mrs. Probst


Mrs. Probst is one of the many new administrators working at East this school year. As she has taught for more than 20 years, Probst is certainly a qualified new addition to the Wauwatosa School District. In an interview with Mrs. Probst, she talks more about her history in education as well as her favorite parts of the current job she holds. 


How long have you been working at East?

Since July 2023 when I started my summer training.


What made you want to go into education?

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I originally wanted to go into college level history education. I got my first job as a highschool teacher in brown deer, loved it, and spent 19 years there before switching to Tosa East.


What is the most memorable thing you’ve experienced in your career?

I will always remember and love the first days of school; getting to see all the new nervous and excited faces. I also enjoy graduation and getting to see the hard work of all of the Seniors paying off.


What do you like to do in your free time?

I currently have two kids, one in highschool and one in middle school. I love spending time with them. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, being outside, reading, and traveling.


How did you become an administrator?

Before I got my principle license eight years ago and was finally able to become an administrator, I was a social studies teacher for many years. 


Are there any close relationships you’ve made with coworkers this year?

With nearly the entire administration team being new this year, we have all grown very close while learning the ropes of working at East. We’ve had many good laughs together.


What is your favorite or least favorite part about working at East?

Of course, there are always going to be negatives to working in a highschool and having to deal with most of the school’s trouble as an administrator, but it is all made worth it by being able to make connections with all the wonderful kids here.


If you won the lottery, what would you do first?

If I won the lottery I would first pay for both of my kids’ college educations, but then I would retire and commit my life to volunteering. I have always loved volunteering and would love to do that full time.


If you had a time machine, where and when would you go and why?

I would love to go to post World War II Europe to witness all the rebuilding they had to do after the war. I’ve always been interested in World War II as I was a history teacher for many years.

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