The NCA Board of Directors has named Kristin Hinze the new Deputy Director of School for Academic Affairs to lead NCA’s curriculum development, university counseling, and faculty assessment.
Before coming to North Cedar Academy, Kristin worked for three years as a high school counselor at Cudahy High School and five years at Burlington Catholic Central as a college counselor. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2007 and went on to pursue her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Michigan State University. After working in student services for eight years she went on to pursue her license in administration and curriculum at Viterbo University. As a school counselor, Kristin has worked with a variety of student groups, helping them through the various steps within the application process as they prepare for their post-secondary studies. She also worked as an evaluator for AdvancED for four years, providing productive feedback and quality assurance to schools across Wisconsin and the Midwest.
Kristin decided to take the position at North Cedar Academy for several reasons. “North Cedar Academy provides very unique opportunities for students by being able to pursue their associates degree while attending high school,” she stated. “I am so excited for the opportunity to work with students in helping them achieve their post-secondary aspirations. Furthermore, I am excited about joining a team who is extremely passionate about what they do.”
Don Smith, NCA’s Executive Director, remarked: “We are very fortunate to have found a professional with the kind of expertise and experience that Kristin Hinze brings to NCA. Kristin’s broad administrative experience in public and private schools, and her particular expertise in selective university counseling will provide NCA students with even greater opportunities to thrive in college-preparatory classes, and her university guidance will prove to be invaluable as our students plan for the next steps in their academic careers. We are tremendously excited to be bringing such bright, community minded, professionals to Ladysmith as NCA continues to add to the number of faculty and staff we employ!”