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Brookwood Elementary

Our Story

Brookwood Elementary School has seen many changes over the years. Genoa City School was established in the 1800’s and the original school house burnt down on November 18, 1907. The School was rebuilt 1908 and educated students in grade k-12. The name was changed to Genoa City Public School in 1924, when the town name was changed from Genoa Junction to Genoa City.

Our School remained Genoa City Public School until the fall of 1958. It was then that Badger High School was built in Lake Geneva and our 9-12 grade students began attend school there. At this point Genoa City Public School once again when through a change. During the 1958-1959 school year, now a K-8 school building, was renamed Brookwood School. In 1999 the Genoa City Community supported a referendum to build a school in the Hunters Ridge subdivision. That school became Brookwood Middle School and our building became Brookwood Elementary School.

Currently Brookwood Elementary School educates five grade levels. Students range from 4-year old kindergarten through 3rd grade. We take pride in being a student based school focused on the whole child. As we focus on the more traditional education that can be monitored in the class and with educational testing, we make it a point to also focus on the social emotional development of our students. Students are exposed to individual and group work setting, technology-forward instruction and explorative based project. We continually strive to make education fun for students and keep learning exciting.

Principal

Luke Braden is a proud Badger. He graduated from Badger High and then continued on to UW-Madison to become a Wisconsin Badger. Luke began his educational career as a Physical Education teacher at Brookwood Middle School and Wheatland Center Schools. Two years later, he became full time Physical Education Teacher at Brookwood as well as the Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, working with students with disabilities.

In 2005, Luke accepted a Physical Education Teaching position at Wilmot Union High School. He also became the Varsity Volleyball Coach for Wilmot. During this time, he earned his Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. Luke holds licenses in School Administration and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. After earning these licenses, he accepted the position of Associate Principal at Wilmot Union High School. He held this position for 5 years.

In 2017, Luke took the opportunity to return to Genoa City Schools as the Principal of the Elementary School. Luke is honored to be the Principal at Brookwood. He has been a member of the Genoa City Community since 2005. He believes in this community and the Genoa City Jt. 2 School District. Luke has four children in Genoa City Schools; Cody, Allison, Blake, and Drew.

Braden Family

Luke Braden
Principal - Brookwood Elementary School
Luke.Braden@gcj2.k12.wi.us
262-279-6496 Ext. 2152