Tyson Tlachac Named New Principal at Luxemburg-Casco High School

Posted on 6-05-2024

Tyson Tlachac, a Luxemburg native, has been named as the new principal of Luxemburg-Casco High School, starting in July, 2024. His appointment was approved by the district’s Board of Education at its May 15th meeting. He will replace Troy Haws, who is retiring at the end of June following 30 years of service to the district.

“During the interview process, Mr. Tlachac demonstrated a keen understanding of both the instructional leadership and building leadership needed to be the principal of a successful high school,” said Jo-Ellen Fairbanks, Ph.D., Luxemburg-Casco superintendent. “The interview team felt that his prior experience and familiarity with the district made him the best fit for the position.”

Born and raised in Luxemburg, Tlachac is a 2003 graduate of L-C High School. His parents, Rod and Claire, live within a mile of the school, and he has a host of family and childhood friends still living in the community. Tlachac’s brother, Justin, is a physical education teacher at L-C Middle School, along with serving as defensive coordinator for the varsity football team and coaching the track team’s throwers.

“It’s appealing to come back home and be a Spartan again,” said Tlachac. “It’s a surreal feeling right now to know that I will be back working in my hometown.”

Tlachac has been an educator for the past 17 years, including a decade as the principal of Tenor High School in Milwaukee. Opened in 2005, Tenor was the first 3 + 1 school in the state of Wisconsin; its students complete four years of high-school classes in three years, then attend Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) at no cost in their fourth year. Students earn a certificate or technical diploma from MATC in a specific area of concentration, or credits towards a two- or four-year degree program.

“To reach success in education, the biggest things for me are culture, communication, collaboration and accountability,” added Tlachac. “Relationships are huge with me. I firmly believe that – with students, staff, families and community – the better relationships you have, the better the educational outcome is going to be for everybody.”

He also believes that his time in the classroom as a teacher serves him well in his administrative role, saying, “You understand what teachers go through on a daily basis – what type of supports they need to be successful and their challenges with students, parents and the curriculum. You’ve walked in their shoes.”

“I want the L-C community to know that they’re getting a genuine person who cares and who is going to do everything possible to provide the best experience and education for their child. Coming in, I want to develop strong relationships with the students, parents, staff and community – get to know them well and let them know me.”

Tlachac and his wife, Katybeth, have been married for 10 years. They have two daughters, Braelyn, 9, and Baileigh, 7.