About Our Principal

Phone: 608.835.4201


Degrees and Certifications:

Dawn Goltz

I am thrilled to be the Prairie View Elementary School Principal. I have had the privilege of spending the last 18 years as an educator working with students at the elementary level. The first ten years of my career were spent in the Verona Area School District. I spent many years as a third grade teacher before transitioning to a third grade position at Netherwood Knoll Elementary School. While at Netherwood Knoll Elementary, I spent three years as a third grade teacher and two years as a second grade teacher before having the incredible opportunity to be the administrative intern. The commonality of all my experience has been the collaboration with others to provide the best possible educational experiences for students. 

Having lived in Oregon for over ten years, I am very invested in the local community. I enjoy making connections with students and families at sporting events, community activities and even at the grocery store! I feel these connections can help build positive bridges between school and families.  

One of my main goals is to ensure every student is provided the highest quality education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. I strongly believe in both academic achievement and the long-term development and success of all students. Socio-emotional, physical and creative capacities are equally important in ensuring a child’s wellbeing, learning, and growth. I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best by working together as a team with staff and parents. Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.

I look forward to getting to know you and the Prairie View community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me. 

About Our Administrative Intern

Phone: 608.835.4202


Degrees and Certifications:

Dan Hillgartner

Hello Prairie View Families! My name is Mr. Hillgartner, and I am the Administrative Intern at PVE this year. I am super excited to be a part of this amazing learning community. This is my fifth year in the Oregon School District. I taught a class called “Movement and Mindfulness” at Brooklyn for two years and was the physical education teacher at Forest Edge for the last two years. Prior to coming to the Oregon School District, I taught physical education in Oconomowoc for seven years. This year I am starting graduate school to earn my masters in Educational Leadership and my administrative license. I believe strongly in the whole child emphasis of the Oregon School District and am looking forward to supporting all of our learners on a daily basis. My family consists of my wife (Liz), and two children (Nicholas and Calvin). We live in Fitchburg, right down the street from Forest Edge.