Principal's Welcome
Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School! 

My name is Mary Klawitter, and I have been the principal at Jefferson since September of 2014.  Prior to coming to Jefferson, I was a teacher for 16 years and served as an administrator in other district buildings for five years.   I have lived in Beaver Dam for over 22 years.  My husband, Mark, grew up in Beaver Dam.  I have a son, Max, who is currently a student at Beaver Dam High School. 

Jefferson is home to 330 students in grades K-5 and 50 staff members.  We view our school as a family and take great pride in the support and services we provide to our students and their families.  We are the proud recipient of four Wisconsin School of Recognition Awards.

We have a very active PTO, and they plan many fun family events throughout the school year.  We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our school.  Through their fundraising efforts, we are able to provide our students and staff with educational field trip experiences, which they truly enjoy.  The Jefferson PTO welcomes new members!

Jefferson is a PBIS school, and we follow the core PBIS behavior expectations as do all of the schools in our district:


We teach students the expected behaviors in our building and recognize them for following those expected behaviors. 

Thank you for visiting our website.  We look forward to our continued work with students and families. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Jefferson Elementary
  • 301 Brook Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920-885-7392