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SHS Principal Matt Joynt Leaving for Mequon

After five years in Shorewood, Joynt will now become the assistant superintendent of educational services in the Mequon-Theinsville School District.

Joynt speaks at the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2013.
Joynt speaks at the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2013.

Shorewood High School Principal Matt Joynt has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Mequon-Theinsville School District and will be leaving SHS effective July 19.

Joynt previously served as an elementary school teacher and high school vice principal in Mequon before coming to Shorewood five years ago.

“Shorewood High School is a remarkable place,” Joynt said. “I greatly appreciate having worked here as the principal for the past five years, and my experience with this community has been deeply rewarding.”

Joynt also added that his time in Shorewood helped him to mature professionally while gaining valuable experience that will benefit him in the future.

“Matt has proven to be a strong, positive leader during his time at SHS,” Shorewood Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond said. “Our district will miss him greatly, but we are confident that we can hire a new SHS principal who will continue the legacy of Shorewood’s success for years to come.”

Lexmond said the district will use a collaborative community interview process to find Joynt’s replacement, which will likely include several input sessions with students, staff, community members and parents. Until a replacement is found, Mark Harris, who previously served as the assistant principal at SHS and was just recommended for the Shorewood Intermediate School principal position, will supervise both SIS and SHS.

The district anticipates hiring a candidate before the start of the 2013-2014 school year on September 3. During the coming weeks, information and updates about the hiring process will be sent to Shorewood families and posted on the district blog.

N. Peske July 05, 2013 at 02:07 PM
It sounds like a wonderful opportunity and I can't blame him for taking it. Congratulations, Matt Joynt! Enjoy your new position. Meanwhile, it will be the summer of interview processes for administration, school board, superintendent, etc.--special ed director, high school principal, high school vice principal, dean of students, not to mention teachers being hired. Wow. At least we were able to fill the SIS principal position already with our SHS vice principal, but that still leaves an opening for his previous position. I hope we find some terrific candidates.
Tammy Bockhorst July 06, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Thank you for your fine service, Matt. Shorewood has done well under your leadership (#1 H.S. in WI, for example). Congratulations on your promotion to assistant Superintendent of Mequon Schools -- you've earned it!
The Donny Show July 08, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Mass exodus?

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