District 194 superintendent finalists visit district

One finalist removes name from consideration

The Lakeville Area School Board may determine its new superintendent today.

Four finalists were selected by the School Board, but one finalist, Roger Rindo, superintendent, Oconomowoc (Wisconsin) Area School District, has since removed his name from consideration.

The other three finalists will be interviewed today are Michael Baumann, District 194 executive director of business services; Jeffrey Holmberg, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools assistant superintendent, and Ann Schultz, Mosinee (Wisconsin) School District superintendent.

Baumann, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, came to District 194 in 2013 after serving nearly nine years in St. Paul Public Schools, where he served in several positions, ultimately second-in-command as that district’s deputy superintendent.

Holmberg has served as assistant superintendent in Prior Lake-Savage School District since 2012. Other positions he held in the district are director of curriculum, instruction and assessment and a director of teaching and learning. Holmberg also taught in Minnetonka and was assistant principal in Big Lake Public Schools.

Schultz has served as superintendent in the Mosinee School District since July 2013 after working three years as a high school principal at Oshkosh West High School. She had previously served a decade as the principal at Perry Tipler Middle School, also in the Oshkosh Area School District.

More than 40 people applied for the position, and of those 11 were selected for review and ranking by individual School Board members to determine the four finalists.

Those finalists were to tour the district today and interview with groups that include administration, union and non-unionized staff members, Chamber of Commerce members, city officials and the community.

Interviews with the School Board will start at 3 p.m. in the media center at the Crystal Lake Education Center, and the Board may announce its decision following the interviews. The meeting is open to the public.

Prior to the meeting, District 194 School Board Chair Michelle Volk said she was hopeful the School Board would come to an agreement, but said they will reserve a meeting time after the Tuesday, April 25, board meeting if they needed additional time for discussion before making a recommendation.

Updates will be online at sunthisweek.com.

Contact Laura Adelmann at [email protected]