Johnston Welcomes New Principal
Posted on 07/24/2018
MaiKou Heu and her family migrated to the United States when she was 2-years-old and made Appleton, WI their home shortly after arriving in the United States. Her fondest childhood memories were family trips to Bay Beach and Erb Park as well as enjoying the carnivals and games at Pierce Park. 

In school, MaiKou remembered that being a dual language learner was challenging due to the school’s lack of knowledge and experience at that time working with English learners. Her first hand experiences lead to her passion for becoming an educator. 

MaiKou graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Human Services and a minor in Criminal Justice. She also earned her Master Degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master Degree in Administration, Curriculum Development, and Special Education/Pupil Services from National-Louis University.

MaiKou has had extensive experience working outside of the public education system providing individual and family counseling services, youth development, career development as well as teaching counseling-related graduate courses.  

In the fall of 2005, MaiKou begin her service in the Appleton Area School District as a School Counselor at Highlands Elementary. MaiKou has also served the District as the Dean of Students at Lincoln Elementary, Summer School Coordinator at Foster Elementary, Associate Principal of Huntley Elementary, and AASD School Counseling Program Support. MaiKou was named Principal of Johnston Elementary School beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.  

MaiKou lives in Neenah with her husband and three children. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, fishing, camping, and watching Korean television series.
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