Lake Bluff Principal, Current Wisconsin Superintendent Emerge as Finalists for School Chief
The Shorewood School District will hold four community meetings on two days next week allowing residents and district staff to get to know the candidates.
School officials have chosen two school administrators from within the state — one from within the Shorewood School District — as their two finalists in the search for the district's next superintendent.
Lake Bluff Elementary School Principal Kirk Juffer and the current superintendent of the Kohler Public School District in Kohler, WI and principal of the district's high school, Martin Lexmond, have been tapped.
Juffer has been principal at Lake Bluff for 21 years and was previously the director of instruction at Holmen School District in Holmen, WI. Before that, he served the Richland Center School District for three years as a special education teacher.
Lexmond has been the superintendent and principal at Kohler Public Schools for two years. Prior to that, he was the director of curriculum and instruction as well as the director of the Department of School Innovation at Milwaukee Public Schools. He also taught in Denver, CO and was an assistant principal and teacher at MPS.
The district has lined up community meetings on May 15 and May 17 where teachers and citizens can meet Juffer and Lexmond.
On each day, four meetings will be held with residents and staff members welcome to attend, in most instances.
The search comes after current Superintendent Blane McCann announced his retirement in early January, after 10 years in Shorewood. The district then hired a consultant to help in their search.
The meeting schedule for both days is as follows:
- 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. at Shorewood Intermediate School, 3830 N. Morris Blvd., Room 122
- 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the southwest entrance of Atwater Elementary School's Early Education Center, 2100 E. Capitol Drive
- 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff blvd., Room 200
- 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Shorewood Intermediate School Commons, 3830 N. Morris Blvd. (a session for teachers and educational professionals in the community)
A RSVP isn't required, though officials request advance notification, if possible. To RSVP, call Kim Grady at (414) 963-6901 or email email@example.com.
For information, email School Board member David Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.