The West Bend School Board has selected three final candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.
The Board conducted a comprehensive search in partnership with the professional recruiting firm, School Exec Connect. Feedback from a community survey and several focus groups was used to help develop a profile of key skills and attributes desired for the next superintendent. Initial interviews were held with the board and finalists were selected.
Finalists for the position include:
• Dr. Dean Gorrell, current Superintendent of the Verona Area School District, Verona, Wisconsin
• Dr. Brenda Lewis, current Assistant Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools, Rochester, Minnesota
• Mr. Erik Olson, current Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Continuous Improvement of the Sun Prairie Area School District, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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.