Welcome, new staff

Jon Kaatz

Welcome, Mr. Kaatz!

After 20 plus years working in construction-related fields, Jonathan Kaatz is headed back to the classroom as a Career and Technical Education Instructor at La Crescent High School.  Mr. Kaatz graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering.  Since graduating, he has worked for a land surveying company, a zoning department and an aggregate company in the La Crescent area.  In 2005, Mr. Kaatz received his Professional Land Surveyor’s license in the State of Wisconsin.  In 2016, he obtained his Remote Pilot Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.  Mr. Kaatz is looking forward to carpooling to school with his wife, a mathematics teacher at La Crescent High School.  Even though they are a few years away, he has already insisted his two children sign up for his classes.  In his free time, Mr. Kaatz enjoys smallmouth bass fishing, crappie fishing, watching fishing videos, buying fishing stuff, and talking about fishing.  To him, a bad day of fishing is better than…well, you know the rest.  Mr. Kaatz hopes to challenge students to think and work independently in an inclusive and affirmative classroom environment.