•    Superintendent

    Superintendent Van Meer

    Welcome to Gibraltar Area School District!

    It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for this exceptional organization.  The Gibraltar Area School District is a PK-12 district that serves approximately 581 students in the picturesque, rural community of Northern Door County. It includes the communities of Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, and Baileys Harbor. There is strong community support, involvement and pride in our school system.

    Gibraltar Area School District has a strong tradition of student academic success. As educational leaders, our faculty understands the awesome responsibility we have to the students, parents and community we serve. It is our mission to foster a learning environment that promotes student growth and achievement, instructional excellence and academic rigor. We take great pride in offering our students enriched learning experiences in the ARTS, ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS and ACTIVITIES. Gibraltar Area School District is committed to providing learning experiences that ENGAGE the minds of our students, EMPOWER them in their learning and expect them to ACHIEVE excellence. As your Superintendent, I will continually strive to promote a vision of learning that:

    • empowers ALL students to be active participants in their learning 
    • engages students in learning so they value and enjoy their educational opportunities 
    • offers a rigorous/vibrant curriculum delivered through the use of sound instructional practices that challenges ALL students to achieve at their highest levels
    • believes ALL students can and should be held to the highest standard of learning
    • builds a solid financial foundation that ensures our students will have a quality education supported by highly competent and dedicated staff
    • actively engages our parents and community in our schools

    At Gibraltar Area School District, we believe in the importance of parent and community involvement in our schools. Positive parental support of a child and the school has a strong impact on student learning. Likewise, we realize that community members have numerous strengths that can benefit our students and the quality of learning experiences available in our district. Community involvement not only draws on an extensive network of experiences and resources, it also helps our students make connections between what they learn in the classroom and their experiences outside of school. 

    Parents and community members are an important part of this district and always welcome here. I hope that you will take every opportunity available to be an active participant at Gibraltar Area School District. I encourage you to contact our elementary or secondary offices if you are  interested in volunteering in our district.  With your help, we will continue to provide quality learning experiences for all our students. At Gibraltar Area School District our goal is to create the kind of school that we would want for our own children.

    Gibraltar Area School District is proud of our outstanding students, highly-qualified and dedicated professionals, actively engaged volunteers and supportive community. 


    Tina Van Meer

    Gibraltar Area School District
    "Engaging Minds, Empowering Learning, Achieving Excellence"