April 16, 2018 – Hartford, WI – Congratulations to Mr. Dan Dobner, Hartford Union High School Principal, who has been named the Educator of the Year. HUHS and our students are fortunate to have Mr. Dobner as their principal.
Mr. Dobner received his Bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater in Business Education. His first teaching assignment was in East Peoria, IL teaching Business while coaching football and track. After one year in Illinois, Mr. Dobner moved back to Wisconsin and worked at Waunakee High School, outside of Madison, for seven years as a Business teacher and coached football and track. Mr. Dobner has worked at HUHS for the last 16 years. He came to Hartford Union High School as an administrator in 2002. He has been an Associate Principal, and for the last eight years the principal.
Mr. Dobner lives in Hartford with his wife Molly, and daughter Megan, who is a freshman at HUHS. His son, Jacob, HUHS alumni, and a freshman in college. In Mr. Dobner’s spare time you can find him on a lake! He and his family enjoy boating and all the water sports that go along with it.
According to Mr. Dobner, the best part of being a principal at HUHS is making those connections and relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members. The biggest reward is talking to students that you have helped out over the years, especially when they come back after graduating, to hear how you have helped them with an issue, big or small.
Mr. Dobner always has a positive attitude towards all students and staff, is a tremendous motivator at assemblies and school events, and is someone we can trust.
“I always know he has my safety and more importantly the safety of the students and staff as his first priority. His leadership and ability to handle and remain cool in difficult situations is bar none. He is the best administrator I have personally worked with and taught many of us great lessons to aspire to.” – Laurell Scholz, Health Technician
HUHS is fortunate to have such a great person such as Principal Dan Dobner.