Monday, August 20, 2012
Officials approved a two-year contract with a $155,000 annual salary, with no automatic salary increases, for new Greendale Superintendent John Tharp.
The Greendale School Board put the final stamp of approval on the new superintendent’s contract. The board unanimously approved a two-year contract for John Tharp, selected to take over for William Hughes, who resigned to take a new job. The contract, which covers the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, calls for a $155,000 salary. School Board President Joe Crapitto said they considered previous experience, salary of the outgoing superintendent, and salaries of other superintendents in the region. Hughes had an annual salary of $163,000. "We wanted to be transparent with the community, and his contract is not filled with other compensation that may be found in other contracts," said Crapitto. There are no automatic salary increases, no post…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
John Tharp will begin his new position as superintendent in late August after his final contract is approved.
The Greendale School Board extended a conditional offer of employment to John Tharp to serve as the new superintendent of the Greendale School District. The announcement of John Tharp’s selection was announced last Friday after the final two candidates were brought to Greendale and participated in an meet and greet early last week. Tharp was selected over a current Germantown superintendent. The soon-to-be Greendale superintendent is a former high school teacher and an administrator for a high-achieving district in Tennessee. Tharp received his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UNC. He also published a book on school …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Tharp comes from a school district in Tennessee to succeed longtime superintendent William Hughes.
The Greendale Board of Education has unanimously chosen John Tharp to be the next superintendent of the Greendale School District. Tharp will succeed William Hughes, who announced his resignation in April. Tharp will start in September after a final contract is approved. Greendale's new superintendent is a former high school teacher and an administrator for a high-achieving district in Tennessee. Tharp received his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UNC. He also published a book on school reform. Most recently, Tharp served as assistant superintendent for middle and high schools in Williamson County, Tennessee, at a …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Susan Borden, one of two finalists for Greendale superintendent, has served as superintendent of the Germantown School District for the past two years.
Superintendent candidate Susan Borden likes to be visible to and approachable by community members, and sees Greendale as a perfect place to do that. Borden is a former teacher and elementary school principal who has worked in Franklin and Muskego. She has spent the last two years as superintendent for the Germantown School District. Community members had the chance to meet the other superintendent candidate Monday night. Borden held her meet-and-greet session Tuesday evening, and told school officials and community members that she’s interested in coming to Greendale for the small town charm. Borden has a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as one of 30 superintendents …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Greendale School District will release the names of the final three candidates by this Friday after they interview six candidates that were brought forth to them by the consulting recruiting firm.
The Greendale School Board will be meeting throughout this week in closed session to interview the top six candidates for the open position of superintendent Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the firm hired to recruit the next Superintendent for the Greendale Schools, completed the steps of recruiting, screening and identifying candidates. HYA used an assessment of the district’s needs and collection of input from stakeholders regarding the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent in this process. The board will interview the top six candidates identified by the consultant. According to a release from the district, the candidates present a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The names and profiles of the final three …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The final three candidates will be invited back to Greendale Schools to tour and do a meet and greet with the community in late July.
The Greendale School District is getting closer to choosing the new superintendent and will seek out community involvement in making the final selection. Superindent William Hughes resigned on July 1. Hughes served the district as superintendent since 1996 and left the district to work as director of leadership development with Schools That Can Milwaukee. Bussiness Manager Erin Green has been serving as the Interim Superintendent since Hughes' depature. Ted Blaesing of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a firm hired to recruit the new superintendent, has been using a leadership profile report to recruit and screen candidates. Blaesing is bringing forth a list of six candidates to the Greendale School Board next week. The profile was …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Greendale residents can now view compiled report that will assist in the search for the new Greendale School District superintendent.
A leadership profile report and desired attributes for the next superintendent of the Greendale Schools have been released and are available for viewing. Current Superintendent Dr. William Hughes will leave the District on July 1 and the search for a new Superintendent is underway. The report includes the findings of a leadership profile assessment conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA). It will be used by the Board of Education to assist in identifying the next superintendent. HYA met with 118 community members, parents, faculty, staff and students in either individual interviews or focus group settings. HYA also compiled results of the online survey. The online survey was completed by 167 individuals. Over half of …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Erin Green will hold the job while the search for new superintendent is conducted. Current Superintendent William Hughes' resignation takes into effect July 1.
Erin Green, director of business services, will serve as interim superintendent on July 1, 2012 for the Greendale School District. Dr. William Hughes, who announced his resignation, has served the district as superintendent since 1996 and is leaving to work as director of leadership development with Schools That Can Milwaukee. Green will hold the job while the search for new superintendent is conducted. Green has served as director of business services for the district since 2001. Green earned a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and ha an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology. She is a past president of Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators and a past president of…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Survey will help create a leadership profile that will assist in the search for the new superintendent.
The deadline for the online community superintendent profile survey is June 5. A contracted firm is seeking community input to help develop a leadership profile that will assist in the recruitment of Greendale’s next superintendent. On Thursday the firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates held a community forum in which parents gave their insight on what they would like see in the next superintendent. Current superintendent Dr. William Hughes announced his resignation effective July 1, 2012. Click here to take the survey.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The district has its work cut out for it in finding a replacement for Superintendent William Hughes: A number of parents said they would like someone who is as visible and approachable as Hughes.
One parent said she wished the new Greendale superintendent could be a clone of outgoing Superintendent William Hughes. Ted Blaesing of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a firm hired to recruit the new superintendent, led the Thursday night forum. About 20 people came to give input on what they want to see in a superintendent. All attendees either have or have had children in the Greendale School District or have attended themselves as well. Dr. William Hughes announced his resignation effective July 1, 2012. Hughes has served the district as superintendent since 1996 and is leaving to work as director of leadership development with Schools That Can Milwaukee. Many residents said Hughes will be a hard act to follow and the new …