Principal - Mr. Manriquez

Greetings Pecatonica Families!

My name is Mr. Paul Manriquez and I am the principal here at Pecatonica Area Middle/High School.  My wife, Michelle, and I live in Waunakee along with our two children Taiten (15) and Alyssah (14).  I grew up in Whitewater, WI where I also attended UW-Whitewater and earned my Bachelor’s Degree as well as played baseball for the Warhawks under the guidance of the legendary James B. Miller III.  I earned a Master’s Degree from National-Louis University and a Master’s Degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin.

Prior to coming to Blanchardville, I taught 16 years in the Elkhorn Area School District.  I taught one year of 4th grade, 2 years of 5th grade math and science and 13 years of 6th grade science.  During these 16 years I also served as the Head Baseball Coach and as an Assistant Football Coach for 15 years each.  All of these experiences contributed to my decision to take the next step and take on the role as a building leader.

My interests include all of my son and daughter’s academic and athletic activities (band, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball).  I also enjoy hunting as well as camping with my family.  I also enjoy the game of baseball from coaching it, watching it to learning more about it’s history.  One of my favorite events was when my son played in Cooperstown, NY and then we were able to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.

As principal here at Pecatonica it is my belief and goal to provide a safe environment that will ensure the best education that can be provided for your child.  This will be attained by the staff building strong relationships with all students to ensure a feeling of trust and respect.  Our staff will also be committed to continuing their education and building their skill set in order to reach all students and their individual needs.  It is also my belief that it takes collaboration between school, home and the community to provide the learning opportunities and skills necessary for life after high school.

I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year.  Please feel free to email, call or stop in and see me in my office before or after the school day.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every family here at Pecatonica.  


Mr. Paul Manriquez


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