Principal - Mr. Brent Johnson


Greetings, and welcome to Minocqua J1 Public Schools!Principal Johnson

My name is Brent Johnson and I am the Principal of Minocqua J1 schools, which consists of three individual schools ~ MHLT Elementary, Creative Minds Charter School, and Woodland Charter School. I am very proud of our schools, staff, students, community, and family environment here at Minocqua J1. Our goal is simply to be the best school in the state of Wisconsin by providing a safe, exciting, and engaging environment for our students.

Our teachers and staff, do many things that make us exceptional. We have a STEM Lab (Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program for all of children in grades K-5 to foster a love for exploration. We have physical education daily for our K-5 students to encourage healthy activity and a diverse set of lifetime skills. We offer a large catalog of middle school electives including Odyssey of the Mind Competition, Future Problem Solving Team, Debate, Robotics, Band, Choir, and Coding, to name a few. We have unparalleled opportunities outside the classroom as well, including an after-school community education program, and a wide variety of athletics. I welcome you to our school and invite you to experience firsthand the wonderful atmosphere and facilities we have here at Minocqua J1.

My family and I love being a part of this community. Everyday on my way to work I am amazed at all our natural resources and beauty. I grew up in Northwestern Wisconsin, and simply love being back in the Northwoods. I am so blessed with a great family. My amazing wife, Timille, and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. She also is a teacher, and works for North Lakeland Schools. Our daughter, Madisen, will be a first grader here at MHLT, and is growing up so fast; I love watching her learn and grow everyday. It has been my dream since I started my educational journey to have my children in school with me.

We look forward to having you be a part of our Firebird Family!

Please stop by for a tour, email me at, call 715-356-5206, look at our, or check us out on Facebook and see all of the amazing things happening here at Minocqua J1 School District.