The West Bend School District has narrowed the number of candidates in its search for a new Superintendent to three.
A quick check to see if anyone signed the Walker Recall. Results posted below.
• Dr. Dean Gorrell, current Superintendent of the Verona Area School District, Verona, Wisconsin DID NOT SIGN
• Dr. Brenda Lewis, current Assistant Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, Rochester, Minnesota (only Wisconsin residents could sign, but her name is not there)
• Mr. Erik Olson, current Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Continuous Improvement of the Sun Prairie Area School District, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin DID NOT SIGN RECALL
The West Bend School Board conducted a comprehensive search in partnership with the professional recruiting firm, School Exec Connect.
Finalists will tour the school district on Thursday, June 2, 2016. That evening, they will present to various members of the focus groups that helped develop the recruitment profile, and meet with district administrators and principals. Finalists will also participate in a second interview with the Board.
Next steps for the Board will include a review of feedback from the teams that evening, followed by a background check, and contract development. The Board anticipates announcing the next superintendent in early June.
On a history note: In 2012 there was an attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Organizers collected over 900,000 signatures. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch won reelection. Walker beat Democrat Tom Barrett by a bit more than he had when he beat him in the 2010 election.