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eSchool Dean of Digital Learning

Mr. Hanson joined the Appleton eSchool in 2008 from Edina, Minnesota where he spent 8 years as a math teacher and webmaster.  Mr. Hanson was involved with the infant stages of online learning in the Minneapolis area as he wrote curriculum and taught online algebra for the Edina Public Schools.

Mr. Hanson attended Madison Area Technical College where he earned his associates degree and transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to complete his bachelors degree in Education with math and science teaching licenses.  While teaching in the classroom, Mr. Hanson completed his masters degree in teaching and learning through St. Mary's University in Winona, MN.  Mr. Hanson also has a Education Specialist degree in Administration through National Louis University in Milwaukee, WI.  

In addition to his work here in AASD, Mr. Hanson serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin eSchool Network (WEN).  He has served in the roles of treasurer and president of the board for nearly a decade.

Mr. Hanson and his wife have four children.  All of which attend(ed) both neighborhood schools and charter schools right here in the AASD.

Mr. Hanson’s office is located at Appleton East High School on the first floor near the elevator in the silo (circular) section of the school.


EHS Associate Principal - Curriculum & Instruction, eSchool Principal