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School District of La Crosse, Wisconsin - Superintendent (39)

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TitleSchool District of La Crosse, Wisconsin - Superintendent
Posting ID39

Position Description for School District of La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin


The School District of La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2020.


McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.


Enrollment: 6,500


Location: 210 miles northwest of Milwaukee, 150 miles southeast of Minneapolis


The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

  • Someone with proven expertise with issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • A collaborator who has the proven ability to bring people together to build trusting, respectful, and strategic relationships.
  • An individual who is a skilled communicator, visible, and who establishes strong working relationships internally and externally.
  • Passionate advocate for students, staff and public education.
  • Knowledgeable of school finance and how the legislative process affects the future of education.

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications:  January 20, 2020 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview:  February 10, 2020
  • Semi-finalists interviews with the Board of Education:  February 29, 2020
  • Finalists interviews: March 2-4, 2020
  • Selection of new Superintendent: Week of March 2, 2020
  • Start date: July 1, 2020


Contact information:

            McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.

            11725 Arbor St., Suite 220

            Omaha, NE 68144




School Website:

School District of La Crosse Brochure: 


Consultant:    Mr. Gary McAndrew          



School District of La Crosse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/16/2019
End Date01/20/2020