Superintendent – Port Washington, WI

February 7, 2024
Application ends: March 18, 2024
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Job Description

Port Washington, WI

The Port Washington-Saukville School District is seeking a superintendent beginning on July 1, 2024. A regionally competitive salary and benefit package will be offered. 

Port Washington is located along the shores of Lake Michigan, 25 miles north of downtown Milwaukee and 90 miles south of Green Bay. Port Washington is the county seat of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Saukville is one of the fastest developing communities in Wisconsin. Woods and water meet the interstate in this picturesque yet progressive community, just three miles west of Lake Michigan. Port Washington and Saukville offer the peace and serenity of small town life with accessibility to the metropolitan culture of Milwaukee where they are part of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Despite being closely located to downtown Milwaukee, they retain their distinct town core and sit at some distance from the most urbanized parts of the area. 

The Port Washington-Saukville School District (PWSSD) includes three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, altogether covering 4K through 12th grades. The District Exceeds Expectations on the 2022-2023 Wisconsin State Report Card with an overall score of 73.7. The PWSSD has just over 2,500 students, with a student teacher ratio of 14:1, the District is committed to a focus on educational excellence for its students, professional staff and entire community. The District consists of just over 57 square miles. The District has approximately 400 employees, and a general fund budget of $34,230,000 million.

The PWSSD provides avenues for all students to succeed academically and socially. Academically, the District offers pathways for college prep students through dual credit courses, AP courses and honors courses. The District also offers multiple career pathways through our technology and engineering department and our Youth Apprentice Program. Socially, our students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities through athletics, music, technology clubs, and volunteer clubs. Academic expansion clubs (Forensics, DECA) assists students throughout their time at PWSSD to develop socially and independently outside of academics. The school board, administrators, and staff pride themselves in supporting students in a variety of areas as they grow and develop through their education. 

The Port Washington and Saukville communities offer a wide variety of blended amenities. The active marina offers a boat ramp, boat slips, and charter fishing for different types of ventures on Lake Michigan. Two beaches, on the north and south ends of downtown, provide a shoreline connection with the lake year-round for hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and surfing. The Interurban Bike Path which connects communities north of Port Washington all the way to Milwaukee passes through the city, making Port a great biking and walking community. The vibrant downtown boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, parks, and a place for year-round city festivals. Port Washington and Saukville each provide an abundance of parks throughout their communities, robust recreation departments, expanding business developments, and a safe community in which to live and visit. 

 Visit the Port Washington-Saukville Website for more information: Port Washington-Saukville School District / Homepage (


  • Central Office and/or building administrative experience preferred
  • Previous superintendent experience preferred 
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience preferred 
  • Eligible for WI Superintendent License 


  1. Cover letter (stating interest and unique qualifications for the position) – be sure to save the name of the district in the document title
  2. Full resume/vitae
  3. Three current letters of recommendation
  4. Contact information of three additional references different than the reference letters


Search Timeline – All Application Materials Due By: March 18, 2024
March 19, 2024
Week of April 1, 2024
Week of April 8, 2024
Week of April 15, 2024
By mid-April 2024
July 1, 2024
Slate of candidates presented to the Board
Board first-round interviews
Finalists Day in the District
Board conducts final interviews
Superintendent’s hiring approved and announced
Superintendent contract formally begins


For any questions regarding the Port Washington-Saukville School District Superintendent search contact either HYA associate, do not contact School Board members:
Mike Richie, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Scott Winch, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates


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