Superintendent – Wisconsin Heights, WI

September 29, 2023
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Job Description

Wisconsin Heights School District, Mazomanie, WI

The Wisconsin Heights School District is seeking a superintendent beginning on July 1, 2024, with a base salary range expected to be $145,000 to $160,000 (based on qualifications and experience); other benefits to be negotiated.

Wisconsin Heights is located 20 minutes west of Madison in the beautiful Driftless Area. The district encompasses approximately 100 square miles in the Black Earth and Mazomanie areas. The area provides multiple recreational activities and includes the Black Earth Creek, recognized as a premier trout destination and regionally significant and unique resource. The history here is deep and dynamic.

Wisconsin Heights is a school district of approximately 780 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade with an operating budget of $17.5 million. In the fall of 2022, the One Campus vision came to fruition. An elementary wing was added to the middle/high school, enabling all students and staff to be at one location.

The goal as a district is to help all children reach their potential every day, every year, in every class, in every activity. To achieve this goal, 131 dedicated staff members make a daily commitment to students, families, and our district. Of these 131, about 50% live in the district. As a result, WHSD knows their children not only as neighbors, but also through scout troops, youth sports, church groups, and other community activities. Whether teacher or secretary, cook or custodian, aide or assistant, these hometown connections help Wisconsin Heights educators meet the needs of their students.

A deeply-ingrained trademark of WHSD schools is the personal attention that comes through small class sizes. A typical class size is 15-22, whether in kindergarten, sixth-grade science, or junior year American Literature. Smaller classes are offered to help ensure student success in special areas such as advanced placement classes and upper-level foreign languages. As a result of caring educators, committed students, and small class sizes, the district has a record of high levels of academic achievement as demonstrated by above-average standardized test scores.

WHSD also recognizes that a fundamental part of a student’s life is what happens outside the classroom. Toward that end, WHSD offers a wide variety of extra-curricular programs for children of all ages.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is located 20 miles from Mazomanie. UW-Madison is a public land-grant research university and serves as the official state university of Wisconsin and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, while also earning recognition as a “Public Ivy”. The 933-acre main campus, located on the shores of Lake Mendota, includes four National Historic Landmarks. Its academic programs include 136 undergraduate majors, 148 master’s degree programs, and 120 doctoral programs. A major contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, the university is the largest employer in the state, with over 24,232 faculty and staff.

Visit the Wisconsin Heights School District website for more information:


  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. Copy of Superintendent license (regardless of state) or evidence of eligibility for Superintendent license
  5. Contact information of three additional references different than the reference letters

Tentative Search Timeline – All Application Materials Due By: November 30, 2023

November 13, 2023
December 8, 2023
December 12-13, 2023
January 9-10-11, 2024
January 22, 2024
By mid-February, 2024
July 1, 2024
HYA to present the Leadership Profile Report to the Board
HYA to present the slate of candidates to the Board
Board first round interviews
Finalists Day in the District
Board conducts final interviews
Superintendent’s hiring approved/announced
Superintendent contract formally begins

For questions regarding the Wisconsin Heights School District Superintendent search contact:
Mike Richie, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates

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