Welcome to the Ladysmith Elementary School

My name is Laura Stunkel and I am the Ladysmith Elementary School Principal. My leadership experience started in Shell Lake. I was the elementary principal there for six years. Prior to that opportunity, I was a teacher in the Flambeau School District. I am very happy to be back in Ladysmith. This is my home and my three children graduated from Ladysmith School District. When I am not at school, I enjoy walking, hiking, yoga, playing cards, and pontooning.

My leadership plan for Ladysmith Elementary School is to provide a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment for our students. Our school is dedicated to ALL students. We have high expectations for every student and we provide each of them with behavioral and academic support as they work to achieve their goals. We use two systems of support in our school: PBIS and RTI. PBIS is the system that drives the culture and climate of our school. We call this school-wide system at Ladysmith, Lumber Law. The laws are simply to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible. These laws are followed in all areas of the school: playground, bus, cafeteria, bathroom, classroom, hallways, and the office. RTI is our system to support students academically. Through a team approach, we will coordinate an individualized plan to meet the needs of all students when learning targets and standards are challenging. We want all students to be successful and learn the essential standards at each grade level.

If you want to get more involved in our elementary school, please consider volunteering and/or joining our PAC (Parent Advisory Committee). This committee meets monthly and is focused on family engagement. You can get specific meeting times through our Facebook page or our Ladysmith School District website.

I am proud to be part of the Ladysmith District. I want you to feel welcome in our school. If you ever have questions or concerns, you can contact me and we will problem solve the situation. We need to work together so we can have the best environment possible for your child to grow and learn. Communication is the key to that partnership. Together we can make our school an educational leader in rural Wisconsin.


Laura Stunkel


715-532-5464 EXT: 11010