The Unified School District of De Pere Wisconsin seeks a Superintendent to serve approximately 500 staff and 4,300 students in 6 facilities and manage a $60 million budget. The position begins July 2022.
Responsible to the Board of Education, the superintendent provides leadership to the staff, student body, parents, and community. Communicates a vision of high expectations for the continual improvement of the education program of the District in accordance with the Board’s mission, philosophies, policies, and procedures. Establishes an environment conducive to creativity, motivated performance and continual learning. Attracts, retains, and develops a talented and dedicated staff, challenging them with a vision and recognizing successes in bringing the vision to life. Guides the development and evaluation of the curriculum. Manages the facilities and budget.
About the Unified School District of De Pere
The Unified School District of De Pere combines progress and tradition to enrich the learning experiences of our students each day. Located on the east bank of the Fox River in historic De Pere, Wisconsin, our district attendance boundaries incorporate the City of De Pere east of the Fox River and parts of six suburban and rural towns. Through open enrollment, we also attract students from neighboring northeast Wisconsin school districts including Green Bay, which is 5 miles north of De Pere.
The District continues to experience residential growth leading to increased enrollment at all building levels. This growth is primarily centered in areas outside the City of De Pere municipal boundaries. An Advisory Committee chartered by the School Board in 2018, and subsequent analyses, resulted in the re-drawing of elementary school attendance boundaries 2019. While this provided interim relief from crowded conditions at some elementary schools, it is anticipated that additional facility decisions related to capacity at the intermediate, middle and high school buildings will be required in the next 2-5 years.
The District is consistently ranked as Exceeding or Significantly Exceeding Expectations by the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction in its annual School District Accountability Report Card.
Independent annual audits show the District continues to maintain a strong financial position.
Cover letter stating interest in and fit for the position
Names and contact information for three references
Answers to the following two questions:
GROWTH IMPACT: DePere School District is slated for future growth. Please share how your leadership experience has prepared you for managing and leading growth in the district. Please address facility needs, district growth, referenda experience and construction management.
KEY LESSONS from the PANDEMIC: What did we learn that will be beneficial and how does it impact education moving forward?