Welcome To South Milwaukee, Deidre Roemer! South Milwaukee School Board Appoints New Superintendent

A press release from the South Milwaukee School District …

SOUTH MILWAUKEE – On Wednesday, March 8, the School District of South Milwaukee announced the appointment of Deidre Roemer as superintendent effective July 1.

“We’re extremely excited and proud to welcome Mrs. Roemer to South Milwaukee,” Board President Sophia Williams said. “Her track record as the Assistant Superintendent in West Allis-West Milwaukee is impressive. We can’t wait to see what she will do here.”

Roemer has worked in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District since 2005 first as a teacher, then the Coordinator of Special Education, the Director of Leadership and Learning and for the last year as the Assistant Superintendent. 

Prior to her time in West Allis-West Milwaukee, she taught in Minnesota, Iowa, Milwaukee, Hawaii and Illinois. She also serves as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a contributing author of Because of a Teacher by George Couros.

Roemer has been married to her husband, Rick, for fifteen years and is the proud parent of Emily, 20, and twins Nick and Henry, 14. 

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the School District of South Milwaukee. It is a great community centered by excellent schools. The dedication to creating a sense of belonging so that every student can thrive drew me to apply for the position,” Roemer said. “I look forward to continuing and growing the work to embed Social Emotional Learning in every school and the amazing Career and Technical education work together. I have been impressed by the sense of family shared by the staff and students who I have met so far and am excited to meet more of the staff and spend time getting to know the community in the coming months.” 

The School Board began the search for a new superintendent in October following the departure of Dr. Jeffery Weiss who left to lead the Kenosha Unified School District.

Retired superintendent Dr. James Shaw was appointed in October as interim superintendent while the School Board conducted its search for Weiss’s replacement. Shaw will remain in his position with the District until June 30. 

Separate and distinct from Milwaukee Public Schools, South Milwaukee is a suburban School District that serves approximately 2,700 students in six buildings. There are four elementary schools and a middle and high school. 

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  1. Charles robert weber

    Welcome to South Milwaukee

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