Campaign Co-Chair Bill Henkle

Bill Henkle - Campaign Co-Chair

2018 UWNO Campaign Co-Chair Bill Henkle

Bill Henkle - Former Educator, Port Washington - Saukville School District


A lifelong resident of Ozaukee County, Mr. Bill Henkle matriculated from Port Washington High School in 1976 to UW-Madison where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He then returned to Port High where he taught math and computer science and served as an athletic coach for 15 years. During this time, he continued his education at UW-Milwaukee, earning a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a post-Master’s certification in Secondary School Administration. Wanting to have a bigger impact on his school community, Mr. Henkle became principal of Port High and, four years thereafter, assumed the principalship at Whitefish Bay High School. After 16 years in Whitefish Bay, he concluded his 35-year career as a professional educator in the summer of 2015, although he now serves as a part-time Port High substitute teacher.


Mr. Henkle and his wife Mary are the proud parents of four adult children, and this summer they will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary. In terms of community service, he is an active member of St. John XXIII Parish where he currently serves as Trustee-Treasurer. He also sits on the Board of Directors and serves as the Schools Group Director for REDgen, a metro Milwaukee area non-profit organization that advocates for youth mental health and well-being. In connection with REDgen, he also serves as a member of the Port Washington-Saukville Character Counts Mental Health Committee.


During the course of his volunteer work in support of youth mental health, Mr. Henkle has become more aware of the outstanding support being provided to county residents through Ozaukee Family Services (OFS), an organization funded in large part through United Way Northern Ozaukee. In particular, Port Washington-Saukville students in need of mental health therapy but without sufficient health insurance coverage are receiving the counseling services they need thanks to OFS. This is just one of many examples of the positive impact United Way Northern Ozaukee is having on our community and why Mr. Henkle is compelled to join with his brother to lead its 2018-19 fundraising campaign.