Welcome to South Milwaukee, Dr. Weiss!
From the press release, released shortly after the decision made at Wednesday’s board meeting …
School Board President Carol Dufek is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Weiss was selected as the new Superintendent of the School District of South Milwaukee effective July 1, 2019. The School Board approved his appointment at the School Board meeting this evening.
The search process, beginning in January 2019, included a rigorous application and several interviews. Finalists completed an extensive interview process which involved staff, parents and a student, as well as several opportunities for the School Board to meet with candidates.
Dr. Weiss has been the Superintendent of Richmond School District in Sussex, Wisconsin, since 2013. He previously worked in the Racine Unified School District as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Park High School Principal, and Supervisor of English/Language Arts. Previous to his time in Racine, Dr. Weiss was an English/reading teacher and specialist.
We believe that his educational experiences in different leadership positions will be helpful in leading the School District of South Milwaukee in the future as we continue to serve the educational needs of our students. By the timely completion of this search, a smooth leadership transition can occur for the 2019-20 school year to insure future educational stability for the students and staff in the School District of South Milwaukee.
Dr. Weiss obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and his Masters of Education Degree at Carthage College. He continued his professional studies by earning certifications at Cardinal Stritch University and completed his Doctorate of Education degree at Cardinal Stritch University in 2017.
I look forward to building on the partnership between the city and school district, which only grew stronger under the leadership of outgoing Superintendent Rita Olson. Good luck in retirement, Dr. Olson!