- 989 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Venture is pleased to announce the recent addition of local elementary educator Matt Marusak to their team! Matt assumes the role of Lower School Principal for grades K-5, bolstering the efforts of the current 12-member design team to plan and prepare for the launch of the school in the fall of 2024.
Matt remarked about joining the Venture team, "I'm thrilled to begin my 10th year in education as Lower School Principal for Venture Academy. I bring with me nine years of teaching experience, including behavior management and instructional technology. I'm excited about the unique vision of Venture, and I'm eager to begin building a school culture that inspires teachers to empower Christ-centered leaders and support families as we prepare the next generation. Venture Academy will chart a new course for education in the Chippewa Valley.”
Matt was born and raised in mid-west Wisconsin and has nine years of teaching experience in the Eau Claire Area School District. He is a University of Wisconsin-Stout honors graduate and an avid outdoors enthusiast. Outside the classroom, Matt has fostered development and sportsmanship in student-athletes as a coach and WIAA official. He now lives in the Chippewa Valley with his wife and two young sons.
Venture Academy is overseen by a board of directors, and championed by Head of School, Brian Sullivan. Brian has over 35 years' experience in innovative Christian education, most recently including a tenure as Head of School at the award-winning Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Brian commented on the hiring of Matt, "We are excited to announce Matt Marusak as Venture Academy's lower school principal. Mr. Marusak's passion for students, commitment to academic excellence and to Venture's mission is truly inspiring. He will be an exceptional K-5 principal who will empower Christ-centered leaders, designers, and innovators for a world we can’t yet imagine."
At the May 11, 2023 Members Meeting, the Jacob's Well executive team asked the congregation to allow Venture to build it's new building on the Jacob's Well campus, and for the endorsement and approval from the members of the church for the multi-phase school launch plan. The church approved both of these requests, and plans are moving forward rapidly!
Venture will be an non-denominational Christian school, made up of people and churches all over the Chippewa Valley. This will NOT be a Jacob’s Well school, but it will be a ministry partner to provide another educational option to families in the Chippewa Valley. We envision Venture as a compliment to the many excellent private and public educational options already in the Chippewa Valley.
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