Our Board Members
Janet Evans, Board President
414-421-9804 4415 West Hilltop Lane Franklin, WI 53132
Term expires April 2018
Janet was elected to the Board in 2009 and is serving her third term, along with her fifth year as Board President. She has acted as Personnel and Policy Liaison, chairman of Community and Governmental Relations Committee, Buildings and Grounds and Safety Committee member, served as CESA 1 Delegate and a City of Franklin alderman, and is a third level WASB Leadership Award recipient.
"It is an honor to serve on the Board of Education. I am passionate in the belief that the education of our students is the shared responsibility of the community. In serving you, the taxpayers and citizens of Franklin Public Schools, I will use sound judgment regarding budgetary issues, including planning for uncertainties in funding for the future, while ensuring high student academic achievement remains a priority. I will strive to keep the best interests of the district and community in mind."
Tim Nielson, Vice President
Term expires April 2017
Tim got elected to the School Board in April 2011 and has been a Franklin resident since 2001. Tim has an accounting and finance background and is President of Popp Dental Supply, LLC located in Greendale.
"Having people put their trust in you enough to vote you onto school board is humbling. I strongly believe in enriching the quality of education while being fiscally responsible, being fair and informed when making crucial decisions regarding district matters and building open communication between the school board and the community."
Linda Witkowski, Treasurer
Term expires April 2017
Linda has been a Board member since 2008. She is currently serving as the Board Treasurer and has also served as the Board Clerk. She has served in a liaison role for Curriculum, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Personnel and Policy, and Community and Governmental Relations. Her work has resulted in changes in both the Board and Superintendent annual evaluations as a way to continuously improve. Her work has also included in participation in committee work to review and recommend the 2012-2015 District Information and Technology Plan.
"Being a board member is important to me because it allows me to give back to the community and share my experience as a parent and a citizen. I think public education is important for building a strong community and building the future of our children."
Alan Aleksandrowicz, Clerk
Term expires April 2019
Alan has lived Franklin for over 35 years. He and his wife have three children who attended K-12 in Franklin and are now successful adults, having received a solid foundation for life from both the Franklin school system and at home. Alan has coached soccer while his sons were involved in the Recreation Department at Franklin and beyond. He was president of his church council and sings in the praise team and choir.
"Having graduated from UW- Milwaukee with an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a Masters in Business, passed the CPA exam and working as a Controller for over 25 years, I feel I have a talent for working with numbers and giving financial direction. I believe we need to share our talents. As such, I will use my conservative background to contribute to fiscal responsibility in our district. This needs to be done without sacrificing the quality of education that my children received and all other children deserve."
Debbie Larson, Member
Term expires April 2019
Debbie has served the Franklin School Board from 2003-present. She has served as the Chair of the Building and Grounds, Curriculum, Personnel and Policy and Community and Government Relations committees. She has also sat on the Curriculum, Building and Grounds, Personnel and Policy, Communty Education/Recreation and Community and Government Relations committees in the past.
"Being a board member is important to me because I have dedicated my adult life to education. I am a life long learner and a teacher. I believe I bring a different perspective to the table as both an educator and a parent. With five children, three of which have graduated and two that are currently enrolled in the district, I only want a world class education for not only my children, but our entire community. This is why I work as a board member."
Jeff Lewis, Member
Term Expires April 2018
Jeff was elected to the Board in 2015. Jeff was born and raised in Franklin and is a product of Franklin Public Schools. Jeff graduated with a BS in Business Administration from UW-LaCrosse and obtained his law degree from Hamline University School of Law. Jeff is currently an attorney and compliance manager at GE Healthcare.
"I am proud to serve Franklin as a school board member. As a product of Franklin Public Schools, I strongly believe in the quality of our district. As a representative of the community, I value fairness, decisiveness and fiscal responsibility. The Board must weigh both costs and benefits to provide the best education possible. Together, with the community, the Board will ensure Franklin Public Schools continue to inspire personal success."