About our Principal

Dear Jack Benny Parents and Guardians,

I am excited and humbled to introduce myself as the Principal of Jack Benny Middle  School.  I am very excited to work with a committed staff that is dedicated to the process of increasing student achievement with our young scholars here at Benny. I understand that consistency and continuity are important for students and for families, and as I move into the role of Interim Principal, we will continue the work our teams have been implementing. The Jack Benny Instructional Leadership Team and I will be interviewing a new assistant principal in the next few weeks. 

The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 17th year in school administration. I also spent the two years as Assistant Principal here at Benny. Prior to joining Jack Benny, I worked for the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin for a number of years, where I served as a High School Assistant Principal, and a Middle School Principal. I have also served as an Elementary School Principal and Assistant Principal in Racine, Wisconsin. 

I have a board range of educational experiences to continue the growth Jack Benny Middle School has started. I am a lifelong learner that will continue to learn as much about the uniqueness of Jack Benny in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that the students are at the core of all school-related decisions.  I am extremely excited to unite my experiences, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our scholars, parents, staff and community. 

I would like to share a little personal background information. I have been married to my lovely wife for 17 years. We have two children. One is completing their last year in college and the other is a high school sophomore. I have two small Shih Tzu dogs. As a hobby, I enjoy golfing and attending community service events.

If I can be of any assistance to you during this transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, and I look forward to personally meeting each and every one of you. 


Issac Kirkwood
Jack Benny Middle School

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